The Poultry Woman

size(cm): 45x35
Sale price€126,95 EUR


The painting The Poultry Woman by Gabriel Metsu is a masterpiece of Dutch Baroque art depicting a peasant woman selling poultry at a market. The composition of the painting is masterfully designed, with the figure of the woman in the center and the poultry around her, creating an effect of movement and dynamism in the scene.

The use of color in the painting is impressive, with warm, rich tones creating a sense of life and vibrancy in the scene. Light and shadow are cleverly used to give depth and dimension to the painting, and the details in the poultry and objects in the market are impressive.

The history of the painting is interesting as it is believed to have been painted in the 1660s and was one of the artist's last works before his untimely death. Although Metsu was not well known in his day, his work has been highly valued in later times, and The Poultry Woman is one of his most famous and highly regarded works.

A little known aspect of the painting is that it was stolen by the Nazis during World War II and recovered after the war by the Allies. The painting was returned to the Netherlands in 1946 and is now in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where it remains one of the museum's most popular and admired works.

In short, Gabriel Metsu's The Poultry Woman is a stunning work of art that combines exceptional technical skill with masterful composition and stunning use of color and light. The history of the painting and its recovery after World War II add an exciting aspect to its artistic legacy.

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