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The Greatest Works Art About Peasants

Updated October 1, 2020 7 votes 5 voters 4.2k views6 items

List of famous Peasant art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Peasant paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Peasant works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Peasant has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Peasant art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

List includes The Potato Eaters, The Peasant Wedding and more.

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Peasant art?" then this list will be of use to you.
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    The Peasant Wedding

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    The Peasant Wedding is a 1567 genre painting by the Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel the Elder, one of his many depicting peasant life. It is currently housed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Pieter Bruegel the Elder enjoyed painting peasants and different aspects of their lives in so many of his paintings that he has been called Peasant-Bruegel, but he was in fact a sophisticated intellectual, and many of his paintings have a symbolic meaning and also a moral aspect....  more
    • Artist: Pieter Brueghel the Elder
    • Subject: Peasant
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Potato Eaters is an oil painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh painted in April 1885 in Nuenen, Netherlands. It is in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. A preliminary oil sketch of the painting is at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, and he also made lithographs of the image, which are held in collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City....  more
    • Artist: Vincent van Gogh
    • Subject: Peasant
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Irish Peasant (Mary Ryan)

    • Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron
    • Subject: Peasant
    • Art Form: Photography
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    Young Peasant Woman Drinking Her Caf au Lait

    • Artist: Camille Pissarro
    • Subject: Peasant
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