Monday, January 14, 2008

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

What a wonderful story teller Bruegel was. He often painted slices of peasant life, as in this picture, where the tired hunters return home with their dogs while the women (to the far left) are keeping the home fires burning. "...the town and its church huddle in their mantle of snow, and beyond this typically Flemish winter scene lies a bit of alpine landscape." (Gardner)

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