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Everyday scenes and work

1025 Discovered works of art
The style of the painting of everyday scenes is also referred to as genre painting or moral portraits, whose origin can be found already in ancient times - on vases and frescoes from Pompeii.

Since then, typical scenes and actions from the world of work and life can be found in all periods of painting and give interesting insights into social conditions and living together in the respective time. As cultural historical testimonies of the life and everyday life of people in their typical environment, the works of art allow the viewer to immerse themselves in the worlds of bygone times and to discover this world of life in many small details.
In addition to the documentary portrayal of everyday life, however, often found in many snapshots a deeper statement hidden, which has narrative character in their respective visual language. Moral interpretations of the respective way of life can be found here as well as figurative proverbs and plays. The doctrinally moralizing style of everyday scenes testifies to the cultural characteristics of the time and provides interesting information about social norms and habits of the milieus.

Already in the 16th century, old masters created the typical peasant and family scenes in which the misdemeanors of the lower classes - such as drunkenness or quarrels - were often depicted, especially in negative examples. In later epochs, these modes of representation then gave way to scenes of upper-class citizens, revealing their deeper meaning only to the attentive and knowing observer.

We hope you enjoy browsing our collection of high quality art prints of the most exciting scenes of everyday and working life from different periods of painting.

Das Schulexamen
1862 | Oil on canvas

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Das Schulexamen
1862 | Oil on canvas

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Kindergespann, 1868
1868 | Oil on canvas

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Kindergespann, 1868
1868 | Oil on canvas

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The Lesson; Der Schreibunterrich...
1865 | Oil on canvas

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The Lesson; Der Schreibunterrich...
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Alma Natura Ave, (pastel)
0 | pastel

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Alma Natura Ave, (pastel)
0 | pastel

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The Meal (First Constitution); D...
1920 | Oil on canvas

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The Meal (First Constitution); D...
1920 | Oil on canvas

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Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, 1890
1890 | Oil on canvas

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Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, 1890
1890 | Oil on canvas

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A Paris Street; Une Avenue Paris...
1880 | Oil on canvas

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A Paris Street; Une Avenue Paris...
1880 | Oil on canvas

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A Sketch for 'Nameless and Frien...
1857 | oil on wood

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A Sketch for 'Nameless and Frien...
1857 | oil on wood

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1852 | pencil and watercolour heightened with white

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1852 | pencil and watercolour heightened with white

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Three Women in the Vineyard; Dre...
1912 | Oil on canvas

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Three Women in the Vineyard; Dre...
1912 | Oil on canvas

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Le Bal Mabile
0 | oil on wood

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Le Bal Mabile
0 | oil on wood

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Laundry Women at the Well; Wasch...
1860 | Oil on canvas

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Laundry Women at the Well; Wasch...
1860 | Oil on canvas

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In Castigo, 1899
1899 | Oil on canvas

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In Castigo, 1899
1899 | Oil on canvas

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Dejeuner sur lHerbe, Chailly
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Dejeuner sur lHerbe, Chailly
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Sketch for 'Paris, a Rainy Day',...
1877 | Oil on canvas

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Sketch for 'Paris, a Rainy Day',...
1877 | Oil on canvas

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The Artist's Daughter, Tat'iana ...
0 | Oil on canvas

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The Artist's Daughter, Tat'iana ...
0 | Oil on canvas

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