Water Mill, Mayndert Hobbem – description of the picture

Water Mill, Mayndert Hobbem – description of the picture
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  • Posted by Maindert Hobbem
  • Museum: Dresden Gallery
  • Year: Unknown

Description of the picture :

Water Mill – Mayndert Hobbem. B / g. Oak, butter. 59.5 x 84.5 cm
   In the XVII century, Jacob van Reisdal dominated Dutch landscape painting along with Rembrandt. Of the Amsterdam students, Reisdal Mayndert Hobbem (Hobbema) gained almost more fame than a teacher.

   Maindert Hobbema is the last of the great Dutch landscape artists of the 17th century. The paintings of Hobbema are distinguished by simplicity, naturalness and thoroughness of execution. The artist is attracted by trees, dense forest, village views, a church bell tower, lost in a haze on the horizon, illuminated by sunlight, medium plan. Often the main motive in such landscapes is an old mill.

   Many variations of the master on this topic are stored in different museums of the world, this picture is one of them. With a mill in the consciousness of a person, in any case, of European culture, many ideas and ideas are associated that always emotionally color our perception of it both in reality and in art. The idea of privacy, painted by romantic experiences, is traditionally associated with it. Endlessly pouring water is associated with the idea of the invariability of being, the rotating wheel – the main mechanism of the mill – through allusion to the “wheel of Fortune” introduces the idea of the vicissitudes of fate into the circle of born images.