The Seasons Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Medium: Oil on panel
Description: Part of a series of paintings depicting common activities and occurrences in each of the 12 months of the year. This is January. Hunters coming back from the hunting trip with one rabbit. Bruegel portrays the snow very well, also the icicles. There are people ice-skating on the frozen pond below. Bruegel's use of perspective is good (the 4 trees in foreground diminish over the hill). Flemish.