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Oil Painting - Classical Landscape
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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1650 - 1660|
|Artist:||Gaspard Dughet - View biography for Gaspard Dughet|
Dughet's atmospheric scenes are adorned with ancient ruins and figures in classical costume illuminated by a soft evening light. ,BR> Here, the diminishing size of the figures from foreground to middle-distance helps to create the illusion of recession into the landscape. Dughet uses the mounted figures in the centre to lead the eye into the scene from left to right, then back to the left where the great tree closes the composition.
|Production Period:||17th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|