CRESPI, Giuseppe Maria
(b. 1665, Bologna, d. 1747, Bologna)
The Farmer's Family1715-20
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.