Peasants and Goats near Ruins

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Title

Peasants and Goats near Ruins

Description

A combination of pictorial simplicity and technical inventiveness attracts the viewer to Van de Velde's etchings. Rembrandt's chiaroscuro can be seen in "Peasants and Goats near Ruins," in which the contrast of light and dark sparks life and drama in a simple and tranquil ruin scene. Utilizing clear lines and delicate stippling, Van de Velde depicts the ruins and surrounding low landscape in a straightforward manner. The unadorned natural landscape inhabited by deteriorating ruins and the figure of a peasant gives a realistic glimpse of a quick moment in time, when life and nature are in harmony.

Creator

Velde, Jan van de, II

Type

Still Image

Identifier

velde-peasants.jpg

Files

velde-peasants.jpe

Citation

Velde, Jan van de, II, “Peasants and Goats near Ruins,” Artistic Treasures from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives, accessed June 22, 2018, http://knox.omeka.net/items/show/83.