In addition to Rembrandt, Adriaen van Ostade (1610–85) was one of the most outstanding painters and etchers of the Dutch Golden Age. The Kunsthalle Bremen is now showing his entire graphic oeuvre in Germany for the first time: In 50 etchings van Ostade depicts the simple life in farmhouses, raucous drinking parties in taverns and shows his contemporaries by dance or at games of chance. The bright etchings, carried out in great detail, not only betray the ardor with which van Ostade approached his subjects, but also his subtle humor. The exhibition catalogue vividly mediates both the creation and the genesis of the prints. The Kunsthalle Bremen presents Ostade’s work in the context of his predecessors and contemporaries in order to firmly situate his graphic oeuvre.