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Leisure Hour

 

Bernard de Hoog

Bernard de Hoog became respected in the late 19th century for his paintings of small interiors featuring women and children. Many Dutch artists in the late 19th century became particularly interested in portraying a real portrait of the simple values of regular people. The use of subdued colors such as brown and gray was a common choice for these artists to convey a mood. De Hoog used a soft light to highlight the faces of the mother and infant to make the image seem more intimate.

Leisure Hour

Bernard de Hoog

Dutch

1867-1943

Leisure Hour, undated

oil on canvas

Sioux City Art Center Permanent Collection; 938.16

Gift of the Sioux City Society of Fine Arts in celebration of the opening of the Sioux City Art Center