ArtBabble: Jan Steen en "The Dancing Couple," 1663, Jan Steen <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/childrens-video-tour-time-travel">Children&#039;s Video Tour-Time Travel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/national-gallery-art-washington">National Gallery of Art, Washington</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join the party in this video from the Children’s Video Tour! In Jan Steen’s painting “The Dancing Couple,” two figures dance, surrounded by people playing music, eating, drinking, and celebrating. Despite all of the merriment, there is a mess on the floor; did you notice the bucket with spilled flowers, broken eggshells, and an overturned barrel? Steen’s paintings often included such details as moral reminders to the viewer, warning not to be overly silly or wild. On view in the West Building, Gallery 46. <a href="" title="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>-----</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Painting Flemish Painting For Kids Jan Steen Painting Learning to Look National Gallery of Art, Washington 3ca306f849f1f78b Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:51:33 +0000 s-sarraf 8830 at