The Brothers Le Nain

Featuring more than sixty paintings highlighting the artists' full range of production, including altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits, and the poignant images of peasants for which the brothers are best known, this ...

The Brothers Le Nain

A beautiful volume that brings to light the forgotten Le Nain brothers, a trio of 17th-century French master painters who specialized in portraiture, religious subjects, and scenes of everyday peasant life In France in the 17th century, the brothers Antoine (c. 1598-1648), Louis (c. 1600/1605-1648), and Mathieu (1607-1677) Le Nain painted images of everyday life for which they became posthumously famous. They are celebrated for their depictions of middle-class leisure activities, and particularly for their representations of peasant families, who gaze out at the viewer. The uncompromising naturalism of these compositions, along with their oddly suspended action, imparts a sense of dignity to their subjects. Featuring more than sixty paintings highlighting the artists' full range of production, including altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits, and the poignant images of peasants for which the brothers are best known, this generously illustrated volume presents new research concerning the authorship, dating, and meaning of the works by well-known scholars in the field. Also groundbreaking are the results of a technical study of the paintings, which constitutes a major contribution to the scholarship on the Le Nain brothers.

Georges de La Tour

Georges de La Tour


Georges de La Tour

Georges de La Tour


Style Identity Genre

Style  Identity  Genre


Realism and Role Play

Realism and Role-Play draws on literature, social history, and affect theory in order to understand the way that figuration performed social positions. Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

Realism and Role Play

After the heroic nudes of the Renaissance and depictions of the tortured bodies of Christian saints, early seventeenth-century French artists turned their attention to their fellow humans, to nobles and beggars seen on the streets of Paris, to courtesans standing at their windows, to vendors advertising their wares, to peasants standing before their landlords. Fascinated by the intricate politics of the encounter between two human beings, artists such as Jacques Callot, Daniel Rabel, Abraham Bosse, Claude Vignon, Georges de la Tour, Jean de Saint-Igny, the Brothers Le Nain, Pierre Brébiette, Jean I Le Blond, and Charles David represented the human figure as a performer acting out a social role. The resulting figures were everyday types whose representations in series of prints, painted galleries, and illustrated books created a repertoire of such contemporary roles. Realism and Role-Play draws on literature, social history, and affect theory in order to understand the way that figuration performed social positions. Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

Catalogue of the Pictures in the Dulwich College Gallery

THE BROTHERS LE NAIN . - French School . BORN 1593 . DIED 1648 – 77 .
OUIS , ANTOINE , AND MATTHIEU LE NAIN were born at Laon , in France ,
where they were taught painting by an unknown foreign master during a year .

Catalogue of the Pictures in the Dulwich College Gallery


Western European Painting of the Thirteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

LOUIS LE NAIN . 1593 — 1648 The Milkmaid ' s Family . 1640s Oil on canvas .
51 x 59 cm Entered the Museum between 1763 and 1774 Inv . No . 1152 Until the
beginning of this century , scholars were of the opinion that the brothers Le Nain
 ...

Western European Painting of the Thirteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Fra Beato Angelico, Pompeo Batoni, Pietro Berrettini, Francois Boucher, Adriaen Brouwer, Robert Campin, Caravaggio, Carracci, Chardin, Cornelle de Lyon, Lucas Cranach, Crespi, Cuyp, Francois Hubert Drouais, Pierre Dumoustier, Anthonis Van Dyck, Domenico Fetti, Fragonard, Fyt, Gainsborough, Castelfranco, Diovanni da Fiesole, Hugh Van Der Goes, Gonzales y Serrano, Jan Gosssaert, Goya, El Greco, Goyen, Greuze, Guardi, Hals, Heda, Holbein, Hooch, Jordaens, Kalf, Kneller, Largilliere, Le Nain, Leonardo Da Vinci, Le Sueur, Lippi, Lorrain, Lucas Van Leyden, Magnasco, Martini, Morales, Murillo, Ostade, Pantoja de la Cruz, Paudiss, Perronneau, Pontormo, Potter, Poussin, Puga, Raphael, Rembrandt, Reni, Reynolds, Ribera, Robert, Romney, Rubens, Ruisdael, Sargo, Snyders, Steen, Strozzi, Teniers, Ter Borch, Tiepolo, Titian, Ugolino Di Tedice, Valentin, Velazquez, Veronese, Voet, Watteau, Weyden, Wright of Derby, Zurbaran.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Champfleury are rapidly supplanting most corresponding kinds of hand . has
written two works on the brothers Le Nain ( 1850 , made nails . Horse nails alone
continue to be made in 1865 ) . large measure by hand labour ( at St Ninians
near ...

Encyclopaedia Britannica


The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Champfleury are rapidly supplanting most corresponding kinds of hand- has
written two works on the brothers Le Nain ( 1850 , made nails . Horse nails alone
continue to be made in 1865 ) . large measure by hand labour ( at St Ninians
near ...

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


The Encyclop dia Britannica

The number of holdings in 1880 was only 392 , and of these 214 NAIN , LE . The
three brothers Le Nain , who have of did not exceed 50 acres in extent , 92 were
between 50 and 100 acres , and 86 above 100 acres . According to the ...

The Encyclop  dia Britannica


Library Catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

S. Library Catalog of The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Second Edition 107.2
187L542 B98 Le Nain brothers . Lo Nain brothers . 1871542 Lo Main brother ..
J24 1910 Burlington fino arts club . Jamot , Paul . 834 Bholno ( n . ) - Hus c . dar
beaux ...

Library Catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York


The Encyclopedia Britannica

... ( erroneously attributed to the Le Nain ) , are of steel , from which enough of the
spike is left projecting now in the Louvre ... are rapidly supplanting most
corresponding kinds of hand . has written two works on the brothers Le Nain (
1850 made ...

The Encyclopedia Britannica


French Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Artists born before 1790

LOUIS LE NAIN 1602 / 10 - 1648 MATHIEU LE NAIN about 1607 - 1677 The
three Le Nain brothers — Antoine , Louis , and MathieuI were all born in Laon ,
and although they often collaborated , the works each produced fall into distinct ...

French Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts  Boston  Artists born before 1790

'What colors! what variety! What richness of objects and ideas!' So the great philosopher and art critic Diderot wrote in 1761 about Francois Boucher's enormous painting Halt at the Spring, exhibited that year in Paris and the Salon of the Royal Academy. This is but one of the nearly 90 paintings included in French Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Volume 1, Artists born before 1790. Incorporated in this volume are the paintings of the sixteenth through the first part of the nineteenth centuries. In addition to Boucher, such notable artists as Poussin, Claude, Le Sueur, Largilliere, Greuze, Watteau, Vigee-Lebrun, Lancret, Baron Gros and Prud'hon are included. The MFA's French painting collection is one of America's greatest, and this catalogue marks the first scholarly publication of many of its highlights. Each work is fully illustrated (many in color), and each entry includes a full bibliography and provenance as well as text discussing the work's significance. An introductory essay also provides background on the history of the collection's formation from the acquisition of the Boucher in 1871 to the present day.

Master Paintings from the Hermitage and the State Russian Museum Leningrad

Although the Le Nain brothers produced some religious works and portraits , their
finest pictures were genre scenes ... Genre painting was not highly regarded in
the France of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu ; nevertheless the Le Nains ...

Master Paintings from the Hermitage and the State Russian Museum  Leningrad


The Arts of France from Fran ois Ier to Napol on Ier

Mathieu Le Nain ( 1607 – 1677 ) The Christ Child as Salvator Mundi , C . 1635 -
40 Oil on canvas : 66 x 52 . ... reaffirmed the attribution to Mathieu in his
catalogue raisonné of the works of the brothers Le Nain , and dated the painting
to c .

The Arts of France from Fran  ois Ier to Napol  on Ier


New Art City

But the importance that he gave to the Le Nains, these gritty naturalists, also
suggested a complication of Hélion's own idealism. Reading Héli0n's essay
today, we are keenly aware that within a decade he would, like the Le Nain
brothers ...

New Art City

In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists–Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them–who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures as the galvanic teacher Hans Hofmann, the lyric expressionist Joan Mitchell, and the adventuresome realist Fairfield Porter, as well the writers, critics, and patrons who rounded out the artists’world. Brilliantly describing the intellectual crosscurrents of the time as well as the genius of dozens of artists, New Art City is indispensable for lovers of modern art and culture.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books