|Intro||Painter from the northern netherlands|
|A.K.A.||Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne, Adriaen Vandervinni, Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. Vande Venne, Adriaen Vander Vini, Adriaen Vandervine, Adrian Vanderneuve, Adriaen van der Vinen, Adriaen Vandervinne, Adriaan van de Venne, Adriaen Vandervinen, Adriaen van de Ven, Adriaen Pietersz Van De Venne, A. V. Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. Van de Venne, Adriaen Vandervenne, Adriaen Vander Vyn, Adriaen van der Venne, V. der Venne, Vander Venn, Van der Venne, Adrian v.d. Venne, adrian pieters van der venne, Adrian Pietersz van de Venne, Adr. v.d. Venne, adrian pietersz van der venne, adriaan van der venne, adriaan van de venne, Van de Venne le Napoletain, Adriaen P. van der Venne, Vande Ven, Adrian van der Venne, A. van der Vinnen, Vander Vyn, Adriaen Pietersz van der Vinne, Adriaen Pietersz. Van De Venne, a. van de venne, Vander Venner, a. p. van de venne, Vandervine, A. Vander Venne, Vandervinne, Venne Adriaen Pietersz van Der, Van de Ven, Vander Vini, A. van der Venne, van der Vinen, adriaen v. d. venne, Vandervenne, vander Venne, a. v. d. venne, A. van Venne, Adrian Vander Venne, Vander Ven, Vandervinen, Vandervene, Vandervenni, Vander Vinne, A.D. Venne, Van de Venne, Adriaen vander Ven, V. der Vinne, Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van Der Venne, der Venne, Vandervinni, adrian van der venne, Van der Venn, Vander Vinen, Vander Vinner, Vander Vene, A. van der Vinne, de Venne, adrian van de venne, Van Ven, Ariaen van der Venne, Adrien van de Venne, Adriaen Pietersz van der Venne, Vander Ben, Vander-venner|
|Birth||1 January 1589, Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Death||12 November 1662, The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (aged 73 years)|
Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (1589 – 12 November 1662), was a versatile Dutch Golden Age painter of allegories, genre subjects and portraits, as well as a miniaturist, book-illustrator and designer of political satires and a versifier.
Van de Venne was born in Delft. According to Houbraken he learned Latin in Leiden. He learned to paint from the master goldsmith and painter Simon de Valk, and afterwards learned engraving from Jeronimus van Diest, a good painter of grisailles. He then moved to Middelburg in 1614 where he was influenced by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Elder. His political painting Fishing for Souls, 1614, is an ironic commentary on the Catholic and Protestant troubles of the Eighty Years War that split the border between the Northern from the Southern Netherlands along the Schelde river, very close to his home in Middleburg. When he painted this picture, the Twelve Years' Truce was in effect since 1609. The influence of Jan Brueghel the Elder is particularly evident in this allegory of religious fanaticism.
From 1620 until his death van de Venne made many grisailles and engravings of genre subjects, featuring peasants, beggars, thieves and fools as illustrations of current proverbs and sayings, mostly by Jacob Cats. This work made him famous during his lifetime, and remained popular throughout the 18th century after his death.
Van de Venne also worked as a book illustrator and print designer. Van de Venne moved to The Hague and joined the Guild of Saint Luke in 1625, taking the position of dean in 1637. He was a founding member of Confrerie Pictura, a group bent on improving the independent status and social position of the artist in Dutch society by encouraging a more academic approach to the arts. He died in The Hague.
A Dodo (1626)
Woman and a jester. (1630s)
An Amorous Peasant Couple Conversing (1631)
A Cavalier at His Dressing Table (1631)
A Merry Company in an Arbor
Fools Have the Most Fun
Where There Are People Money May Be Made, 1652 (private collection)
Fishing for Souls (Zielenvisserij), 1614, a satirical allegory of Protestant-Catholic struggles for souls during the Dutch Revolt (Rijksmuseum)
Landscape with figures