Eye Candy for Today: Jan Brueghel (I) landscape

Latona and the Lycian Peasants, Jan Brueghel the Elder
Latona and the Lycian Peasants, Jan Brueghel the Elder

Ostensibly, this is a scene from classical mythology, showing the goddess Latona getting pissed at the peasants who are blocking her from getting a drink and turning them into frogs.

I think it’s pretty obvious, however, that what Brueghel was really interested in was the landscape — at the time not an accepted subject for painting in itself.

In the Rijksmuseum. (See my post on the Rijksmuseum website for how to create an account to access downloadable high-res images.)

 
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