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The Feast of St. Nicholas

circa 1665 - 1668

Why is it canonical?

Steen mixes the storytelling of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and the timing of Frans Hals to craft a genre painting with all the liveliness of the Baroque genre but down-to-earth and good humored. Steen captures a gentle moment of spirit and happiness inside an otherwise unremarkable home.

Creators

Jan Steen

Locations

Netherlands

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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Jan Steen, The Feast of St. Nicholas

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