Salvador Maella depicts the interior of a house set in a snowy, nocturnal landscape, with a peasant couple warming themselves by the fire next to a table with dinner ready. The scene possibly alludes to the myth of Hades and Persephone linked to this season, during which Persephone lives in the underworld with Hades, her abductor, refusing the food he prepares to keep her in his kingdom.
Project: 2. Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (143 x 85 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Abstract: Allegory of winter with a peasant couple in an open interiorImage