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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Leyster-Self Portrait TB03

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Released:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of george91.

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About This Item

leysterselfportrait

This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work.

The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery). Judith Jans Leyster (1609-1660) was a painter during the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century. Prior to this time most patrons of the arts were the church and royalty who largely wanted portraits and paintings with religious or allegorical themes. After the Renaissance, northern Europe became a center of commerce and the middle classes prospered to the point that they wanted art to decorate their homes. And, they had broader tastes is subject matter than institutional patrons. To satisfy the demand, the Dutch and Flemish regions developed an amazing number of artists. Portraiture and religious topics were still important, but landscape, seascape, cityscape, still life and commemorative paintings began to appear. However, another kind of subject matter really flourished at this time, genre paintings. These were scenes from everyday life, depicting people from all classes.

I have twice seen this self-portrait at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Leyster was one of three significant women artists of the Golden Age. She painted genre works, a few portraits, and a single still life. There are fewer than 35 surviving works attributed to her. She largely gave up painting after her marriage to another artist, a union which produced five children. Little is known about her early training but in her early twenties she became the only female member of the Haarlem painters' guild and soon had students of her own. Even though her work is closely identified with that of Hals, their relationship remains unclear. What is known is that she successfully sued Hals for a breach of ethics after he took on one of her students.

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Tracking History (1705.4mi) View Map

Visited 5/30/2014 george91 took it to What's Shaking? - New Madrid, MO Missouri - 35.62 miles  Visit Log

Visited What's Shaking? - New Madrid, MO

Discovered It 4/6/2013 kaylajanea discovered it   Visit Log

We'll be moving it to Missouri next. Good luck! :)

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 4/6/2013 george91 grabbed it   Visit Log

first trackable

Dropped Off 3/23/2013 kini_ont placed it in The "Tennessee Welcome" Travel Bug Hotel Tennessee - 849.45 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 2/8/2013 kini_ont retrieved it from Aligator Lake Texas   Visit Log

Picked this one up in Aligator Lake will travel with me as I make our trip back home.

Discovered It 2/3/2013 DVDNJYC discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered.
David N Joyce

Discovered It 2/3/2013 shabs discovered it   Visit Log

Found in Alligator Lake.

Dropped Off 1/30/2013 PG 378 placed it in Aligator Lake Texas - 286.35 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/29/2012 PG 378 retrieved it from From Jedi to Bison 5 Texas   Visit Log

Will move along.

Dropped Off 12/9/2012 bnlebg placed it in From Jedi to Bison 5 Texas - 442.33 miles  Visit Log
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