The Canvas, written by Dutch artist Peter Bruegel in 1565, is in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art historians attribute the painting to the series "Seasons", which consists of several canvases, written by the author in accordance with the twelve months. "Harvest" refers to the month of August, when peasants go to a wheat field to harvest a rich grain crop.
The author takes observers on a hot summer day to collect plants, the reapers work hard with sickles, they still have a lot of work ahead. We see several collected sheaves, which are neatly stacked near the trees, but the grass does not end there. In front of them is a whole field of wheat that grows on a hill, from there a picturesque view opens. Peasants at work can glance at the distant expanses washed by the gray-blue sea waves. The grass has risen so much that even sometimes the peasants themselves cannot be discerned in it normally. We can see obscure silhouettes and parts of bodies huddled at work.
A curious sight unfolds in the foreground. A group of peasants opens before our eyes. The hard workers, tired of the tiring work and the scorching sun, sat down to rest under the olive tree. Some rest and have lunch, others just look intently into the distance, admiring nature from the hill. It is noticeable that everyone suffers from an unforgiving sun, some clever ones stocked up with straw hats, and the rest have to turn bare heads under hot rays.
The artist painted a picture with light, even pastel, warm shades. We see many strokes of sand, golden brown, greenish, linen, peach, saffron and tangerine.
Tachanka Grekova Picture