TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Return from the Hunt1670
Oil on panel, 28 x 35 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
The dynamic, cosmic vision in the tradition of Rubens is absent from David Teniers the Younger's Return from the Hunt. The artist was seduced by Dutch landscape art with its lightness of touch, and clear, impressionistic atmosphere. In Teniers' work, colours and contours are diaphanous and almost dissolve into one another.