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Winter Landscape (work of art)

Artwork Info

Created
circa 1625-1630
Nationality
Flemish
Birth/Death
1564-1635
Dimensions
46 1/2 x 65 5/16 in.
(118.1 x 165.9 cm)
Medium
Painting

Credit

Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Culture
European

About

De Momper’s Winter Landscape reveals aspects of rural life in Flanders, where work competes with pleasure. At the lower right, a woman burdened with firewood warms one free hand in her skirt. Her son, hands in pockets, carries one stick, and a smaller girl trails behind empty-handed. On the left a man empties a basket of manure onto a dung heap. A close look will find chickens scratching for food and pigs’ heads poking out from a run-down barn. Life around the castle in the background is more leisurely. A man at the entrance returns with his hunting dogs. On the ice are skaters and a man playing kolf, a game something like golf that was very popular on the frozen rivers and canals of Flanders and the Netherlands.

 

Tags: weather, snow, seasons, animals

Images

  • Momper Winter Landscape 1625 painting

    Winter Landscape by Joos de Momper II

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