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Developmental Idealism Images from Europe

Dancing Peasants, Switzerland, 1500s, Urs Graf

Dancing Peasants, Switzerland, 1500s. This artwork was done by Urs Graf of Switzerland in 1525. It is commonly titled “Peasant Couple Dancing”.

Mother and Child, France, 1700s, Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Mother and Child, France, 1700s. This painting was done by Jean-Baptiste Greuze in 1765 and is commonly known as “The Spoiled Child”. It is located at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Kitchen Servant, Holland, 1600s, Jan Vermeer

Kitchen Servant, Holland, 1600s. This picture was painted around 1658 by Jan Vermeer. It is commonly known as “The Milkmaid” and is located in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Although there is insufficient detail in this webphoto to show the small cupids in the picture, their presence in the painting itself suggests that this young woman may have thoughts of romance and love dancing in her head as she carries out her kitchen tasks.

Prayer Before a Meal, Holland, 1600s, Jan Steen

Prayer Before a Meal, Holland, 1600s. This picture was painted in 1660 by Jan Steen and is commonly referred to as “Grace Before a Meal” or “The Prayer Before the Meal”. It is located in Sudley Castle, Gloucestershire, England.

Courting Couple, Holland, 1600s, Jan Steen

Courting Couple, Holland, 1600s. This painting was done by Jan Steen and is commonly referred to as the “Merry Couple”. It is at the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden.

Mother and Sick Child, Holland, 1600s, Gabriel Metsu

Mother and Sick Child, Holland, 1600s. This painting was done by the Flemish painter, Gabriel Metsu, and is commonly known as “The Sick Child”. The painting is located in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Recently Married Couple, Holland, 1600s

Recently Married Couple, Holland, 1600s. This painting of a recently married couple is by Frans Hals, a Flemish painter. It was painted in 1622 and is currently located in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The wealthy couple is believed to be Isaac Massa and Beatrix van der Laen.

Medical Operation, Netherlands, 1600s

Medical Operation, Netherlands, 1600s. This picture is a painting by Adriaen Brouwer, a Flemish painter. It is commonly known as “The Operation” and is located at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.

George de La Tour, The Porridge Eaters

George de La Tour, The Porridge Eaters

Le Nain Brothers, Visit To Grandmother

Le Nain Brothers, Visit To Grandmother

The Peasants' Dance, Netherlands, late 1500s, Pieter Bruegel

The Peasants’ Dance, Netherlands, late 1500s. Painted in 1568 by by the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel. Painting is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

The Wedding Feast, the Netherlands, late 1500s, Pieter Bruegel

The Wedding Feast, the Netherlands, late 1500s. Painted in 1568 by by the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel. Painting is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

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