Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hunters in the Snow

[Bruegel] swallowed all the mountains and rocks and spat them out again as panels on which to paint, so close did he attempt to approach nature.
~Karel van Mander

Repeating a post from 2008 today!


This week, we're just looking at one painting, but we're looking at it closely. The painting is Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 16th century.

Wish I could see it in person! I also like The Beekeepers, Netherlandish Proverbs, and Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.

1 comment:

HWY said...

This is a very interesting painting, but breaking it down the way you did made me feel that each section could be a work in itself...and really nice works at that!