Pieter ll. Brueghel - The River
Natural processes or the gradual changes of nature in the alternating seasons were among the “evergreens ” of the Netherlandish landscape painters. The cycle Source, Stream, River, and Mouth of the River by Pieter II Brueghel records the transformation of the water stream from its gushing spring in the rocks to its flowing into the sea. Flowing water has also traditionally represented an analogy with the course of life: while the source of a river can be metaphorically equalled with the birth, its estuary expresses destruction or death.
measurements: depth Ø 16,5 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
inventory number: O 79
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters
from cycle: The Source, The Stream, The River, Mouth of the River