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Karel Dujardin (Karel Dujardin) (1622, Amsterdam — Nov 20 1678, Venice) was a Dutch painter and printmaker.

Karel Dujardin studied with Klaas of Berchem and Paulus Potter. He visited Italy and lived in Lyon. In 1656 he participated in the creation of a society "Pictura" in the Hague. He later lived in Amsterdam, then went to Italy and died in Venice.

Dujardin wrote mostly landscapes of Italy, which depicted for reviving animals, genre paintings and elegant portraits and historical paintings. Especially known for his scenes of rural life. A large number of works of Dujardin is in the Louvre and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and in Amsterdam, the Hague, Kassel and Berlin.

At the beginning of creation Dujardin preferred pure Golden color, and from 1660 he wrote in cold silvery tones. 52 prints of Dujardin are masterpieces of this art direction.

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