The Smokers. Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, Oudenaarde 1605/6-1638 Antwerp). Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm). Date: ca. 1636. The Fleming Brouwer worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam before joining the Antwerp painters' guild in 1621-32. HIs sheer talent and flair for human comedy earned the short-lived artist the esteem of Rubens and Rembrandt. In this famous picture, Brouwer himself (center foreground) plays one of his usual tavern habitués, with the still-life painter Jan de Heem (right) and more derelict companions serving as a chorus of smokers. Ephemeral effects, ranging

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The Smokers. Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, Oudenaarde 1605/6-1638 Antwerp). Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm). Date: ca. 1636.  The Fleming Brouwer worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam before joining the Antwerp painters' guild in 1621-32. HIs sheer talent and flair for human comedy earned the short-lived artist the esteem of Rubens and Rembrandt. In this famous picture, Brouwer himself (center foreground) plays one of his usual tavern habitués, with the still-life painter Jan de Heem (right) and more derelict companions serving as a chorus of smokers. Ephemeral effects, ranging  Stock Photo
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The Smokers. Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, Oudenaarde 1605/6-1638 Antwerp). Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm). Date: ca. 1636. The Fleming Brouwer worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam before joining the Antwerp painters' guild in 1621-32. HIs sheer talent and flair for human comedy earned the short-lived artist the esteem of Rubens and Rembrandt. In this famous picture, Brouwer himself (center foreground) plays one of his usual tavern habitués, with the still-life painter Jan de Heem (right) and more derelict companions serving as a chorus of smokers. Ephemeral effects, ranging
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The Smokers. Artist: Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, Oudenaarde 1605/6-1638 Antwerp). Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm). Date: ca. 1636. The Fleming Brouwer worked in Haarlem and Amsterdam before joining the Antwerp painters' guild in 1621-32. HIs sheer talent and flair for human comedy earned the short-lived artist the esteem of Rubens and Rembrandt. In this famous picture, Brouwer himself (center foreground) plays one of his usual tavern habitués, with the still-life painter Jan de Heem (right) and more derelict companions serving as a chorus of smokers. Ephemeral effects, ranging from shifting highlights to funny faces, were prized as examples of artistic virtuosity. Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.