The Gloomy Day
The Gloomy Day is an oil on wood painting by Pieter Bruegel in 1565. The painting is one in a series of six works, five of which are still extant, that depict different times of the year. The painting is currently in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, located in Vienna, Austria.
|The Gloomy Day|
|Artist||Pieter Bruegel the Elder|
|Type||Oil on wood|
|Dimensions||118 cm × 163 cm (46+1⁄2 in × 64+1⁄8 in)|
|Location||Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna|
The scene is set around February and March, portrayed by the bleak atmosphere and leafless trees. The paper crown around the boy's head and the eating of waffles are references to the Carnival time prior to Lent. The sky, the ships crashing against the shoreline, and the children preparing themselves in the foreground suggest that harsh weather is coming.
The surviving Months of the Year cycle are:
- Timeline History Textbook
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