The Hague Vegetable Market in Winter

size(cm): 45x75
Sale price£203 GBP


The Hague Vegetable Market in Winter, painted by Sybrand Van Beest, is a stunning work of art that has captivated painting lovers for decades. Original size 63 x 104 cm, this oil painting is a masterpiece of 19th century Dutch realism.

Van Beest's artistic style is evident in this painting, as he displays great attention to detail and an exceptional ability to capture everyday life. The composition is impressive, with a large number of figures and objects that intertwine naturally. Perspective and depth are remarkable, making the painting appear almost three-dimensional.

Color is another prominent aspect of this artwork. The color palette is rich and varied, with cool and warm tones blending harmoniously. Light and shadow are masterfully used to create a dramatic and realistic effect.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. It was painted in 1889, during a particularly cold winter in the Netherlands. The scene depicts the vegetable market in The Hague, which was a very busy place at the time. People flocked to the market to buy fresh vegetables and other seasonal produce.

There are some little-known aspects of painting that are worth mentioning. For example, many of the characters depicted in the painting are real people that Van Beest knew personally. Furthermore, the painting was exhibited at the World's Fair in Paris in 1900, where it received praise for its quality and realism.

All in all, The Hague Vegetable Market in Winter is an impressive work of art that stands out for its artistic style, composition, color, and the story behind it. It is Dutch realism at its best and a gem for any art lover.

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