Saturday, January 15, 2011


Out & about for next 2 wks. Snow book on hold. Instead will share art leading to wintery collage book.

Pieter Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow, painted 1565, definitely early influence. I dearly loved this painting from childhood, though I only saw it in art books.

Many years passed before seeing it at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. What an emotional moment... standing in front of this massive & meticulously painted work after studying it over & over again on the pages of art books. I cried.

Because this painting was so popular, it led many artists of the next century to specialize in winter landscapes. From What Makes a Bruegel a Bruegel? published for Metropolitan Museum of Art

And it is still inspiring artists today. ME !!!


  1. One of my favorites of Bruegel's. Read a book about him a few years ago but never remember as much as I want to from reading . . . go figure, as a visual artist.

  2. Thanks you for commenting! Have you seen Hunter's in person?