Dutch painting

Portrait of a Man, Frans Hals

  • Author: Frans Hals
  • Museum: National Gallery of Art (Washington)
  • Year: Until 1660
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Description of the picture:

Male portrait - Frans Hals. Until 1660. Oil on canvas. 84,5x67

Frans Hals (between 1581 and 1585-1666) was one of the most famous painters of the Dutch golden age. The master of the portrait genre has created more than 900 works in which he introduced children, the poor and aristocrats, guards and drinking companions from various zucchini. "Male portrait" refers to a series of portraits similar to the model: it is shown half-turn on a dark background, from which the face and the wardrobe elements — gloves, white collar — are bright contrasting spots. Perhaps the man depicted in the portrait is an officer, his right hand is hinting at this, lying on the spot where the sword handle is usually located. Hulse works in a new free manner with a wide tangible stroke, well modeling the shape. Two centuries later, Khalsa’s innovative painting style will inspire a whole union of impressionist artists.

Watch the video: Hals' "Portrait of a Man" - an artist's view (April 2020).