A Wooded Landscape with Peasants in a Horse-Drawn Cart Travelling Down a Flooded Road by Jan Siberechts


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A Wooded Landscape with-Peasants in a Horse-drawn Cart Travelling Down a Flooded Road by Jan Siberechts A Wooded Landscape with-Peasants in a Horse-drawn Cart Travelling Down a Flooded Road by Jan Siberechts

Artist: Jan Siberechts (1627 – 1703)

Nationality: Flemish

Style: Baroque

Genre: Genre painting

A Wooded Landscape with Peasants in a Horse-Drawn Cart Travelling Down a Flooded Road, though the date is now unreadable, is an exceptional example characteristic of Siberechts’ production during his Antwerp period. These paintings of noble peasants, completed between 1661 and 1672, drew strongly on the rustic way of life that he had observed in Flanders and are generally considered to represent his best works. The recurrence of scenes showing fords or flooded roads through which peasants wade with their cattle, hay wagons and carts laden with vegetables demonstrate Siberechts’ predilection for portraying such motifs. These compositions not only display his great skill as a genre painter, but also enabled him to masterfully depict the iridescence of light on moving water…

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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