Paintings of Samuel van Hoogstraten

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Dutch painter from 17th century, Samuel van Hoogstraten has depicted one of his contemporary Dutch houses with great details. He has tried to duplicate the scene on his canvas with preciseness. On the very first glance we recognize the corridor as a part of a big mansion or palace. Apart from the living things in the painting, everything else feels very real as there is no artistic glorification or add-ons to the scene. The long corridor crossing through three rooms portrays three different situations in the same scene. The first room in the foreground consisting two animals and a bird suggests maybe the owner of the house is a great animal-lover and doesn’t mind to keep animals in the house. He hasn’t even closed the […]

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