TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)

Return from the Hunt

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.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 9 minutes):
Joseph Haydn: The Seasons, Part 3 Autumn, aria and chorus (Hunters' chorus)