Men at Work in Dutch Art, or Keeping One's Nose to the Grindstone

Kettering, Alison McNeil
December 2007
Art Bulletin;Dec2007, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p694
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the content of Dutch art. It explains that people at work are often subjects of the art, and it mentions the pieces "The Grinder's Family" by Gerard ter Borch and "Interior of a Smithey" by Gabriel Metsu for containing manual labor. The presence of labor in other art and printed materials is discussed and the social implications of the portrayal of the working class are analyzed.


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