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A scene of comic ribaldry unfolds like a tableau vivant, with figures of great bodily and affective presence, painted from life and posed in the darkened space of the artist’s studio. 🏛 @nationalmuseumswe collection a detail Nicolas Régnier's Sleeper Awakened by a Young Woman with Fire 🔥 (1620s) #nationalmuseum #stockholm #nicolasregnier #sleeper #baroque #gesture #lightandshadow #art #arthistory #historiadelarte #arte #kunst #artoftheday #paintingoftheday #artmuseum #arteducation #education #artgram #instaart #artinspiration #humour #artlover #artnerd #dailyart

R105 (Detail) Oil on Plywood 📐

Contemporary viewers would have recognised the characters as stock figures of popular theatre and picaresque novels. Swaggering embodiments of excess, notorious for their foolishness, mercenaries were often portrayed in prodigal circumstances. Explicit action and characters exaggerated to the point of caricature were deemed appropriate for low-life subjects in a comic moralising mode. 🏛 @nationalmuseumswe collection Nicolas Régnier's Sleeper Awakened by a Young Woman with Fire 🔥 (1620s) #nationalmuseum #stockholm #nicolasregnier #sleeper #baroque #gesture #lightandshadow #art #arthistory #historiadelarte #arte #kunst #artoftheday #paintingoftheday #artmuseum #arteducation #education #artgram #instaart #artinspiration #humour #artlover #artnerd #dailyart