Details
IMAGE number
MNS487845
Title
The Pleasures of the Seasons: Winter, c.1730 (oil on copper)
Artist
Platzer, Johann Georg (1704-61) / Austrian
Location
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA
Medium
oil on copper
Date
c. 1730 AD (C18th AD)
Dimensions
38.1x54.6 cms
Description
Outdoors, winter is a time of dormancy; but indoors, by the warmth of the fire, life goes on. The occupants of this room pass their time drinking, playing cards, and making love. By the fireplace, two young women tempt an old man with wine and caresses, while at the table, two young men cheat an old woman at cards. Though one of the old woman's companions seems attentive and offers advice, he reveals her cards to her opponent by means of the convex mirror that he holds up behind her.
Photo credit
© Minneapolis Institute of Art / Gift of Mrs. Walter H. Ude / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
drink / drinking / beverage / game / play / player / games / interior / cards / female / women / man / musician / men / warmth / cheating / pleasures / fireplace / music / playing / mirror / woman / fire / pleasure / couple / male / Painting / Mzpainting

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