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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.