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Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Best Paintings of Parties You Should See
Paintings of Parties and Where to Find Them
The Peasants Wedding by Peter Breugal The Elder (1525-69)
Known for his paintings of complex rural scenes and religious sujects Breugal would dress down as a peasant and go into the Flemish countryside to find scenes to paint.This wedding is being held in a rough barn where a door has been taken down to use as a serving tray.The bride is easy to identify but it is hard to find the groom.
This painting may be seen at the Kunthistoriches Museum, Vienna.
This family party is not a happy gathering. The lovely Isabella seen stroking her dog is talking to her lover Lorenzo, a workman employed by her family. Isabella's malevolent brothers seated opposite have marriage plans for Isabella which do not include the Lorenzo.This toxic party has been called so that family members can discuss and arrange the murder of Lorenzo.The body language says it all.
This painting may be seen at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Master party painter Tissot often showed glamourous young women in the company of much older men.This painting is sometimes known as The Political Woman.His interest in fashion and the gorgeous dresses of his fashionable women have made him highly collectable.
This painting may be seen at The Albert Brigit Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Every celebrities' nightmare, arriving at the party too early and being the first one there.The hostess is still giving last minute instructions to the musicians and the servants are laughing behind the door.
This painting may be seen atGuildhall Art Gallery, City of London
Luncheon of The Boating Party Pierre Auguste Renoir
This is one of the world's most famous party scenes.Pretty girls and handsome young men aboard a boat on the river in Paris on a hot summer day. The food and wine look good too.Renoir was very pleased with this painting, it sold so well he did several versions of it.
This painting may be seen at The Philips Collection,Washington D.C. USA
Beryl Cook's paintings are nearly always about ordinary people enjoying themselves and having a laugh.These boys are in a local pub. I have no idea what they are celebrating.Most of Beryl Cook's paintings are in private ownership, but you can see what they are about in the book