Medium: oil on board
Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Dimensions: 118 x 161
This painting was to be the first work in the series Ages of Man. Children's games thus rebuild youth. However, the creation of a whole series of paintings based on this motif remained only Brueghel's
intention, no other similar or subsequent works have ever been discovered. Children, ranging in age from toddlers to teenagers, roll hoops, ride each other like horses, tug-of-war, do handstands, or play with dolls and other toys. They also occupied a large building that dominates the square - this is meant to symbolize that in the eyes of God all worldly concerns are just child's play. A total of eighty different activities and games that children engage in were discovered on the painting. The symbolism of the entire work lies in the futility and stupidity of human actions, children and their deep immersion in play is meant to remind adults' interest only in themselves and their own worries.
Brueghel painted picture Children games in 1560. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is 118 x 161. This art piece is located in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569).
painter. He founded the family painting dynasty. He is known for his landscapes, in which he also depicted scenes from the simple peasant life. For this, he is sometimes called Common Brueghel. He is considered the most important artist of his rich extended family. It is worth mentioning that for inspiration, he participated in festivals and weddings in the guise of a rural farmer. Today, 45 works are attributed to him (a large part was lost). Examples include Winter landscape with traps for birds Hunters in the snow
, Babel tower
, Rural wedding