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Woman Milking a Red Cow :: Karel Dujardin

Woman Milking a Red Cow by artist Karel Dujardin - Village life
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Karel Dujardin (1622-1678) Woman Milking a Red Cow

Oil on canvas 1650 National Museum, Stockholm

image: Public domain

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User   User Rating: 400  February 6, 2019

The canvas captured the daily rural scene of milking a cow. But it is written in such a way that it causes associations with classical biblical scenes of the Renaissance. For example, the clouds are dark and light, with strong contrast, as if they delimit two worlds - the saints and demons. The figures of the characters are frozen in monumental poses, they are static, as if they are posing for the artist. The surrounding landscape is practically absent so does not distract attention from the main [Expand]


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