Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Windmill at Wijk-bij-Duurst-ede"

This painting is an oil on canvas painting by the dutch painter Jacob van Ruisdael. It is located in the Amsterdam Museum. This painting conveys a suspenseful mood through the dark sky, the rain clouds and the contrasts between light and shadows between the clouds. The details in this painting are more than meets the eye. If you look to the left there is two sail boats, there is a castle that is left of the windmill, and to the right of the windmill there is a house and a church. There is also 3 women in the right corner below the house. He made the horizon very low. He wanted to display exactly how a flat Dutch countryside looks in this landscape.

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