Adriaen Brouwer: The Bitter Potion

The Bitter Potion: Adriaen Brouwer

The Bitter Potion by Flemish genre painter Adriaen Brouwer represents a peasant man just after taking a drink and whose face exhibits strong disgust. Painted in 1630, brushstrokes are quickly applied by Brouwer, as befitting the suddenness of the contortion of the face of the man.

Adriaen Brouwer’s The Bitter Potion is in the Stadel Museum in Frankfurt.

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