(b. 1586, Antwerpen, d. 1653, Antwerpen)

Landscape with Shepherds

Oil on canvas, 135 x 201 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

In his Landscape with Shepherds, Jan Wildens abandoned the bird's-eye view in favour of a type of realistic, although at the same time idealised and serene slice of nature.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 13 minutes):
Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) D 965