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The Shepherd's Rest :: Eugene Verboeckhoven

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Eugene Verboeckhoven (1798-1881) The Shepherd's Rest

Oil on canvas, -1844 29.2 x 33 cm ( 11,5 x 13 inch )

Private art collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 03.05.2011



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User   User Rating: 389  February 15, 2019


This is one of those landscapes where the sky plays an important role, it sets the mood of the whole composition. The author here depicted a shepherd with animals on the rest. Only the cow remaines standing and, possibly, continues to graze. It would seem that peace, tranquility and serenity should reign. But the sky above them is mostly covered with clouds that hint at the approach of bad weather. Because of the clouds, the sun's rays are still visible, which create a sharp contrast between the [Expand]

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