CRESPI, Giuseppe Maria
(b. 1665, Bologna, d. 1747, Bologna)

The Farmer's Family

Oil on canvas, 58 x 57 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Crespi painted a day like countless others in the agrarian countryside of Bologna. The painting is an intimate glimpse of the farmer's life. The painter's acute observations of reality and his knowing use of contrasts of light and dark influenced Giovanni Battista Piazzetta.