Villagers chat as they engage in peasant activities. The work is the result of Teniers’ production of rural scenes illustrating everyday life in the Flanders countryside, especially in the 1640s. The presence of a house in the foreground and a background on the other side of the painting are typical of this type of painting. They are depicted collecting water from a well, cleaning or milking the cow that is coming out of the cowshed, as the composition depicts a large container with a peasant at the ready.
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 panel (41 x 63 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Abstract: Villagers chatting outside while carrying out different livestock tasksImage