Homework 5.3 Dutch Genre Painting

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5.3 Dutch Genre

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Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s (NGA)
http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg51/gg51-main1.html

1.  According to this resource, what is “genre painting,” and how is it different from portraiture?

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Jan Olis, Dutch Family in an Interior (Art Through Time: A Global View)
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/246/index.html

2.  According to this resource, what kind of “message” or “lesson” was this picture intended to convey?

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Jan Steen, In Luxury Look Out (private blog)
https://mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/in-luxury-look-out-by-jan-steen/

3.  According to this blogger, what does the phrase “a Jan Steen household” mean, and what “message” was scenes such as this one meant to convey?

 

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Jacob van Ruisdael, Bleaching Ground in the Countryside Near Harlem (Art Through Time: A Global View)
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/273/index.html

4.  According to this resource, how does this picture reflect Dutch national pride?