July 20, 2011

Frans Hals' "Youth with a Skull"

Nationality: Dutch
Born/Died: 1580-1666
Creation Date: 1626-1628
Size: 36.3 x 31.8 in. (92.2 x 80.8 cm)
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: The National Gallery, London, UK

I believe there are two versions of this painting. I find the rapid increase in the technical skill of representation in painting to be pretty amazing. For instance, I was impressed to learn that Frans Hals was born only 16 years after Michelangelo died.

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