In our January issue, historian Richard Neer assesses seventeenth-century French painters Valentin de Boulogne and the Brothers Le Nain on the occasion of exhibitions at @national_gallery, @metmuseum, and @legionofhonor. Drawing from their forebear Caravaggio, these artists focused their attention on everyday citizens and situations, establishing a kind of proto-realism. Pick up a copy of the issue or visit our website to read the feature. #BrothersLeNain #ValentindeBoulogne #realism ⠀
Pictured: Brothers Le Nain: Peasants before a House, ca. 1640, oil on canvas, 21¾ by 26⅝ inches.
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