Sunday, December 16, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Jan van der Heyden View in Cologne

A View in Cologne, Jan van der Heyden
A View in Cologne, Jan van der Heyden (possibly with help on the figures by Adriaen van de Velde).

The structure on top of the cathedral (unfinished at the time) is a crane.

In the National Gallery, London. Use the fullscreen and zoom controls to the right of the image.

I haven’t seen the original painting, but in this photograph it looks a bit distorted to me, particularly in the lower left, as though the photo was taken from an angle below the painting.

Still, a beautiful painting, very evocative of time and place.

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