Paintings  Genre

Paintings "Genre"

Genre painting is the depiction of scenes from everyday life, it portrays the human figure in its social or scenic setting. With its division into courtly, middle-class and rural life, it blossomed in 16th and 17th century Netherlands. In the 19th century, through Courbet’s depictions of workers and farmers, genre painting gained a new dimension and thus became the forerunner of impressionism. In 1900, Munich became the center of European genre painters.