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Teniers, indémodable! L’oeuvre gravé de David Teniers II

Exhibition: 24 October 2015 - 24 January 2016

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The Musée de Flandre in Cassel (France) presents an exhibition on David Teniers II (1610-1690). The focus is on Teniers as print artist and his genre art.

David Teniers II was an Antwerp painter, draftsman and print artist. He was the court painter of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm (1614-1662) and his work was quickly imitated and copied. Around 1630, Teniers made genre pieces that were strongly in line with those of Adriaen Brouwer (1605/06-1638). They are paintings with a satirical character and personages in dark, smoky interiors. Teniers himself made copies of Brouwer’s work, but was never as biting with respect to expression or composition. Between 1640 and 1650 Teniers painted village carnivals in open air that were no longer as negatively charged such as his early work. The palette also became more luminous. At the end of his career, the Arcadian and Idyllic expression was present in his works.