During the seventeenth-century people were really fund of paintings and almost every house had paintings hung on their walls even though some were not able to effort much paintings. Since the war ended the Netherlands had lot of time and money on their hands which made them a capitalistic society. I think the main reason why Netherlands had many painters and more buyers because they loved and cared for their land. The main reason why I think they cared so much about their land was because the Dutch developed faster and paintings which reminded them what used to be were kind of heartwarming to them.
That would explain why landscapes paintings and religious paintings were more expensive and highly sold during the time. I also believe that people during this time appreciated more realistic and meaningful paintings. Average prices of paintings such as landscapes and religious paintings were around fourteen to fifteen guilders, and I read in an article that mentioned that there were several artists like Herman Saftleven who were able to make landscapes for any size and as much as one need. Herman Saftleven did many series of drawings of Utrecht churches and the town before and after it got hit by a storm and which destroyed most of the town. He also did some documenting art works for his book. Erib ach im Odenwald is a landscape he did. What I noticed in most of his landscape paintings was that he captured the sky bigger and made the land looks smaller but yet he did not forget amount the land because one could see how much time he might have spent on the canvas trying to get all of the fine details on it.
When looking at religious paintings, it is a bit different from landscape paintings because I believe they were a bit more close...
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...oper value to his works. I think maybe because of his depth he just admitted any amount which were offered to him. It is a bit disappointing to me because a great artist like him did not seems to have given himself much credit for being a great artist at the time.
Still life, Genre, Tronies, animals, and other kinds of paintings were not many sold does not mean that they were useless but I think it is just that people were not able to bond more with paintings like that right after coming out of a war. Prices wise on the paintings which were sold during the time mostly depended on how well the artist listened to commissioners wishes and how well the artist can challenge him or herself during certain request. And I think also what standard to education level in art is the artist at might also had a huge impact on the ways an artist would get a commission.
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