The canvas shown is a copy of a work by David Teniers, depicting a popular village festival. In the centre is a couple dancing to the sound of bagpipes, holding in their hands a figure standing on a barrel. On the left, two other couples are sitting on a wooden bench, embracing each other. On the right and in the foreground, there are various objects lying on the ground, as well as a barrel, a cloth and a broken pitcher. In the background is a figure drawing water from a fountain while two other standing figures point to the pair of dancers.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (66 x 88 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Date: 17th century
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Abstract: Villagers dancing with pipers in 17th century Europe (copy by Teniers)Image