ArtBabble: Judith Leyster en "Self-Portrait," c. 1630, Judith Leyster <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>Children can explore Judith Leyster’s 17th-century painting titled “Self-Portrait” in this video from the Children’s Video Tour. Here, Leyster depicts herself as an artist at work, holding a paintbrush in one hand and a wooden palette in the other. On her easel is an unfinished painting of a fiddler. This subject matter is typical of Leyster, who often painted scenes of merriment that included actors, dancers, and musicians. Notice Leyster’s beautiful dress with its starched lace collar – do you suppose this is really the type of outfit she painted in?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dutch Golden Age Painting Dutch Painting European Painting For Kids Judith Leyster Painting Portraiture self-portrait Learning to Look National Gallery of Art, Washington 6b13e19e132bc9a3 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:53:18 +0000 s-sarraf 8809 at