KEUNINCK, Kerstiaen de
(b. 1560, Kortrijk, d. 1632/3, Antwerpen)

The Calamities of Humanity

Oil on panel, 46 x 71 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

Kerstiaen de Keuninck specialized in fantastic panoramas with dramatic lighting effects, executed with lively brushwork. The Calamities of Humanity belongs to a 16th-century tradition of paintings in which natural disasters allude to the turbulent times.

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