A Scene on the Ice with Skaters and Wagons

Black chalk with gray wash | 14.9 x 19.4cm | 1655

Pieter Molijn

In the 1620s Pieter Molijn pioneered one of the innovations in Dutch landscape art by organizing a composition on a diagonal. Thirty years later, he used this device to animate a procession crossing the lake in this drawing. The diagonal not only lea...
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