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Landscape with a waterfall - circle Joos Momper (1564 - 1635)
Oil on oak panel. Flemish school early 17th century.
Between mountain and river, horse riders, pedestrians and shepherds animate a poetic landscape. Our composition seems to be a vanity in which life would be personified by the waterfall and death by the petrified tree that holds out its arms.
This way of personifying the elements of nature and giving them life characterizes the painting of Momper in his youth, it is one of his marks of style. It will even go, probably under the influence of the painting of Arcimboldo, to give a human form to rocks or mountains in some works, it is the anthropomorphic [...]