Aertsen’s composition depicts two figures: a young woman holding a fish in her hand and an older man in the background, treated with simplicity and an unusual economy of resources. Aertsen’s work is not a new departure in genre painting, but he abandoned the moralising vein of his predecessors and contemporaries to depict the everyday life of the bourgeoisie and peasants, incorporating large-scale still lifes that were new in Flemish painting.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on panel (168 x 76 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
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