Village Feasts (16-17th century)

300 years ago, village feasts were moments for farmers and other workers to have fun and, for a day, to forget their daily life worries. This wasn’t an exclusive of the Netherlands.

Há 300 anos as festas de aldeia, não apenas nos Países Baixos, serviam para os agricultores e assalariados se divertirem e esquecerem por um dia as dificuldades do quotidiano.

Joachim Beuckelaer (ca 1533-1575)-'village feast'-oil on canvas transfered from wood   St Petersburg-Hermitage

Adriaen Janszoon van Hendrix or Ostade (1610-1685)-'village feast'-oil on panel-1638   Madrid-Museo del Prado

Hans Bol (1534-1583)-'village feast'-oil on canvas   Antwerpen-Koninklijk Museum von Schone Kunsten

Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704)-'village feast'-oil on canvas-1684   Haarlem-Frans Hals Museum

David Teniers the younger (1610-1690)-'village feast'-oil on canvas   Antwerp-Rochox House

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