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David
Reikart

1612−1661
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David Reikart III / David Reikart the Younger (niderl. David Ryckaert; December 2, 1612, Antwerp, Holland - November 11, 1661 Antwerp, Holland) - Dutch painter of the Baroque era, known for his genre paintings.

David Reikart III was born into a family of artists - his father, grandfather and uncle were painters. He was born and lived all his life in Antwerp. His first teacher was his father - David Reikart II. Later he studied with talented genre artists Adriana brauer, David Teniers the Elder and David Teniers the Younger. Originally David Reykart painted landscapes, like his father. Later, under the influence of new mentors, he began to depict genre scenes from peasant life. His favorite topics are: artisans and alchemists during work, folk holidays, fantastic stories with witches and paintings of religious content.

In the 1640s and 1550s, David Reykart's style of paintings changed - he began to write more often noble people engaged in playing music or during walks. Changes were due to the fact that he had admirers among the nobility.

Features of the artist David Reykarta: brought realism to the genre of everyday scenes popular in Holland. Unlike his mentors, Adrian Brauer and artists from the Teniers family, his paintings contained less grotesque and moralism. David Reykart's canvases are more like thorough studies of peasant life. You can see repetitive faces on them, the artist had his favorite models, who posed for him repeatedly.

Famous paintings by David Reykarta: "Peasant with a cat", "Forced inactivity of Mars", "Mad Greta", "Repentance of Margarita".

Author: Alexandra Berezhnaya

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