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List of Famous Genre Paintings

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List of the most famous genre painting paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular genre painting paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. genre painting is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the genre painting genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

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This list answers the questions, "What are examples of genre painting paintings?" and "What are the most famous genre painting paintings?"
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  • The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
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    The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a 1632 oil painting on canvas by Rembrandt housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is pictured explaining the musculature of the arm to medical professionals. Some of the spectators are various doctors who paid commissions to be included in the painting. The painting is signed in the top-left hand corner Rembrandt. f[ecit] 1632. This may be the first instance of Rembrandt signing a painting with his forename as opposed to the monogramme RHL, and is thus a sign of his growing artistic confidence. The event can be dated to 16 January 1632: the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons, of which Tulp was official City... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Rembrandt
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age
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    Arkansas Traveller

    Arkansas Traveller
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    • Artist: Edward Washburn
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • At Eternity's Gate
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    Sorrowing Old Man is an oil painting by Vincent van Gogh that he made in 1890 in Saint-Rémy de Provence based on an early lithograph. The painting was completed in early May at a time when he was convalescing from a severe relapse in his health and some two months before his death, generally accepted as a suicide. In the 1970 catalogue raisonné, it is given the title Worn Out: At Eternity's Gate. The lithograph was based on a pencil drawing Worn Out, one of a series of studies he made in 1882 of a pensioner and war veteran, Adrianus Jacobus Zuyderland, at a local almshouse in The Hague and itself a reworking of a drawing and watercolor he had made the previous year. The inspiration for Worn... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Vincent van Gogh
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
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    A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1882, was the last major work by French painter Édouard Manet. It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris. It originally belonged to the composer Emmanuel Chabrier, who was Manet's neighbor, and hung over his piano.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Édouard Manet
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Impressionism
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