What is it about?
It’s a closer look into genre paintings and everyday practices of Dutch households and how this lifestyle was a form of propaganda that affected women of this time. I wanted to take a look at why artists such as Pieter de Hooch, Jan Steen, and Nicolas Maes, produced so many of these paintings targeted at women to see and follow as an ideal household women should be keeping.
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Why is it important?
Knowing and understanding rolls within the household at this time and why these painting were in high demand. They became a large part of Dutch culture and history of the housewives.
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This page is a summary of: Cinderella! Cinderella!: A closer look into Dutch seventeenth-century gender roles and genre paintings, Visual Inquiry, December 2020, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/vi_00016_1.
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