A French term thought to have been coined in the 18th century by the philosopher and writer Denis Diderot to classify the paintings of French masters who depicted scenes from everyday life. This type of art did not rely on written sources, but rather it captured the daily routine of simple folk or the bourgeoisie. Genre scenes were particularly popular in the Netherlands where Protestant iconoclasm eliminated the need for devotional religious imagery. These works usually are filled with symbolic content that offer proper moral examples to viewers.

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