What is genre painting?

A conversation between Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker in front of Nicolaes Maes, The Lacemaker, c. 1656, oil on canvas, 45.1 x 52.7 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "What is genre painting?," in Smarthistory, May 11, 2022, accessed September 26, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/what-is-genre-painting-2/.