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Dunes
Dunes, Early 1650s
Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael, Dutch (active Haarlem and Amsterdam)
Oil on panel
13 3/16 x 19 3/8 inches (33.5 x 49.2 cm)
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
Cat. 563
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Looking Questions

  • Find a man and his dog in this painting. How would you describe how this man is feeling? Is the man's mood reflected at all in the landscape? How?
  • Imagine that the man and the dog were not in the painting. How would that change the effect of the landscape?
  • Why does Ruisdael decide to focus on the landscape rather than on the man and the dog?

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