24 April 2017

Breughelesque

Tobogganing on Hampstead Heath, 1938 (via)
This lovely photo (where was it, exactly?) brings to mind "Hunters in the Snow", especially when it's taken into monotone -
(via)
And yet the two are nothing alike!  What makes the mental link ... Is it the trees in the middle distance? Is it the figures far away?

Or am I just getting mixed up with something else...

2 comments:

Kathleen Loomis said...

I think it's because we see all the larger figures from the back; they're looking out at the much smaller people playing in the middle ground.

what a nice comparison!!

Connie Rose said...

And looking at these images I'm remembering that scene from Ethan Frome where they're sledding down a snowy hill.