“Road in the Forest,” Mayndert Hobbem, is a description of the picture
- Posted by Maindert Hobbem
- Museum: National Art Gallery (Washington)
- Year: Around 1670
Description of the picture :
The road in the forest is Mayndert Hobbem. Oil on canvas. 94.6 x 129.5 cm
The main task set by the Dutch landscape painters of the 17th century was the transfer of a light-air environment in which the image of man and nature is combined, a poetic idea of the world is transmitted. One of the major masters of this genre was Meyndert Hobbem.
His painting “Road in the Forest” gives the impression of a scene directly seen in life. Some drama is given to her by the disturbing outlines of huge trees and the hectic play of luminaries. The canvas is written in the last period of creativity. The art craftsmanship of Hobbema is manifested here in its entirety. Any corner of the landscape is interesting to consider. Almost miniature painting conveys every detail, but in general, a generalized, synthetic image of nature is created on the canvas.