Biography and informationEdit
Dutch painter of genre bamboccianti, a disciple of Abraham Blumart. From 1635 to 1641 he lived in Rome, where he joined the group of Peter van Laer. The work of Andries Botha are small pictures with funny scenes from the life of ordinary people and different humorous, sometimes outrageous content.
He worked together with his brother Jan Dirks (1618 - 1652). Andries wrote the figures in the landscapes of Jan. Any of the landscapes of Jan prior to 1641 may be considered a joint work with Andries. Was the son of a glass artist and studied under Abraham Blumarten. In 1633 he was in Rouen. From 1635 to 1641 he worked in Rome In 1641, he and his brother visited the Netherlands. From surviving documents it is clear that Andries similar in style of their work to Boors Carousing (1634, Utrecht), rather than to the style of the idyllic landscape. his brother. In 1635, 1639-1641 years the brothers were in Italy. Andries drowned in Venice: he fell into the canal on the way home from the party and drowned. His work is noted for a sense of humor and the outrageous quality - mixing subjectivity with the harsh reality, depicting the broad strokes of the real side of Italian life