Frans Hals

Mareya, Hannah, Lincoln

Frans Hals

Frans Hals was famous for his unique paintings. In his portraits he showed his personal thoughts and feelings. The people in the portraits showed individuality. This type of artwork was unknown in the seventeenth century. Frans showed others how to put their emotions into their art.


Portrait of an Elderly Woman

The portrait of an elderly lady was one of Hal's most famous portraits. It shows a woman in her sixties. Her identity is unknown, yet her feelings are not a mystery . When you look into her eyes you can see a sparkle, her half smile and the way that she has a firm grip to the chair. This portrait reminds me of the Mona Lisa because they are both anonymous. Although the elderly lady has more emotion you can truly see how she feels.



Member of the Haarlem Civic Guard


Another famous portrait from Frans Hals was the civic guard. The civic guard in this portrait is wearing a breastplate which shows that the civic guard was a soldier. The civic guard wasn't on duty and you can tell by the way he was dressed up. The cuffs and collar show that he was dressed to impress others. Frans Hal has made a lot of drawings with civil guards the thing that makes this portrate stand out is that there is only one guard. In other pictures of civic guards that he has made there are multiple soldiers.

Willem Coymans

Willem Coymans

Willem Coyman was one of Frans Hals wealthy clients who was a merchant. Coyman was proud of his wealth and showed that he was through his clothing. When he wore an embroidered jacket and a sports pom - pom. It was Frans brushwork that really made the portrait pop out.