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1612/131642, Mar 23
a Dutch Golden Age genre painter, one of the bamboccianti, and brother of Jan Dirksz Both. His work is noted for its humorous and outrageous quality, mixed with objectivity and harsh reality, depicting the seamier side of Italian life with broad strokes. The style, known as Bambocciata, after the nickname of its originator, Pieter van Laer, known as il bamboccio, "the toddler" because of his physical deformities, depicted scenes of the low life, often grotesque and shocking to the aristocracy, used to a more idealized style of art.
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