Laughing Fool | Possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen | 1500

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Size: 8"x12"

"Laughing Fool" is a painting by Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen, a Dutch Renaissance artist who was active in the early 16th century. The painting depicts a jester or fool, dressed in brightly colored clothing and a hat with bells, who is laughing and playing a musical instrument. The fool is often interpreted as a symbol of the transience of life and the ultimate futility of worldly pursuits. The figure's laughter is often seen as a reminder of the thin line between happiness and sadness, and the fleeting nature of human joy and pleasure. The painting is a fine example of the Northern Renaissance style, characterized by its use of bright, vivid colors and its attention to detail and realism. "Laughing Fool" is considered to be one of Van Oostsanen's most important works, and is widely regarded as a masterpiece of Dutch Renaissance art.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a small 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing.


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8 x 12 Inches = 20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 

12 x 18 Inches = 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm

16 x 24 Inches = 40.6 cm x 60.1 cm