Travellers on the Way - Jan Brueghel II - circa 1610

Travellers on the Way

Artist: 
Jan Brueghel II
Dated: 
circa 1610
Material : 
oil on copper
Dimensions: 
30.0 cm x 22.0 cm
Inventory number: 
77.118
Museum:
Museum Rockoxhuis
Subcategory:
17th century
Type:
Painting

This painting bears witness to the technical painting talent that Jan I Brueghel possessed. He is an important link in the history of the art of landscape painting. This work must have been painted around 1610 and shows us a highly refined manner in which to guide the perspective view to the top. For this he uses two colour zones, a brown one followed by a blue one. He depicts a number of his figures with their backs turned to the viewer and allows them to move in the direction of a village in the distance; this treatment further underpins the perspective.