Monday, September 13, 2010

Blog Assignment # 2: Bruegel's "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus"

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus  by Pieter Bruegel
Assignment due: 8:00 a.m Thursday morning, 9.16.10.

Assignment: A 500 word description of the above painting is to be posted in the comment stream.  I am only interested in what you see, in your own words.  You will be graded solely on your completion of the assignment.  All late posts are subject to a loss of one letter grade per day.

39 comments:

natixXxbabi said...

In the picture "Landscape with the fall of Icarus" by Pieter Brugel I see a lot of different things a lot of detail also. The sky has a lot of colors to it, it’s a shade of blue, yellow, and white it’s a mixture of all blended into each other to be very beautiful. Right under the sky if the sea crystal blue water, it seems like there’s a bunch of ships leaving from the area or arriving. There’s a boat going towards the sun like two or three going right with it and one on the right with a big sale, the boat seems packed with a lot of things like people or just material objects there probably going to go sell things. I believe that the ships are also used for war just because of its size. On the left of the picture there’s like a little city and mountains, seems busy. What comes out the most for me if the men working like in a field of some sort, probably planting crops for the winter to come? One man wearing a blue shirt and dark brown shorts with tights, carrying a back pack and holding a stick is with a bunch of sheep’s and a dog, most likely a sheep dog, the man is looking up towards the sky probably thinking of things. There’s another man wearing some sort of green dress with an orange shirt and brown leggings planting crops with a horse pulling the carrier to make the lines on the ground so that the man can plant his crops in, the man seems tired, he's probably been working all day in the field. There seems to be a lot of land to grow crop on. It’s probably a family business. There’s a third man also just sitting near the edge the picture, down towards the left looking out to the sea probably thinking of things that’s happened in his life like I would have been if I was sitting where he was, also it seems like there’s someone swimming or drowning in the sea that’s probably what the man on the edge was looking at. I love that there’s so much green in the picture like the trees seem full of leaves and there’s some flowers blooming. I love the way the picture comes together like it’s very detailed but very easy to point certain things out, there’s also another mountain on the right, and doesn’t really seem like there’s a lot of people there, only near the city. I think that this picture has some to do with the poem we’re reading. It’s probably from a scene of the poem, or maybe it’s where it takes place or where it begins. By looking at the picture I can tell its was taken place or inspired a long time ago just because of what’s going on with the men out in the field working, and the man with the sheep. There’s also another mini island with an entrance it seems like to a cave probably people live there without no one knowing .

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Michael "Mike" S said...

In the picture there are many shades of color in the sky. I see shades of yellow, blue, green and he also has some white mixed into there. I also can see this little city in the backround. There is a selective few tall buildings located in the city. In the harbor you can see a few boats. Some are sailing into port and some are sailing out. Most of the boats are fairly small. Also behind the boats in the background you can see that there is a galacier or some kind of mountians. There is also another mountain/galacier in the very back of this picture. This means that he is hinting that this picture is taking during the fall/winter time. But once you look into the middle of the picture you see some kind of a castle on a island. Once you look in the front of the picture you see a whole different landscape then you would if you were in the city. The atmosphere around her is a more darker. He blends more colors into the painting here then in the background. On the hill there are many dark tall weeds like she hasn’t plowed it in a while and there is some trees right infront of this landscape but theres not that many. It looks like this village is in trouble because there isnt that much detail in there land. Behind the trees and the bottom field you can see that there are some more mountains. These are not like the others. These ones are paleish white instead of straight white like the ones infront of the city. The lady plowing the hill must be from a little village located on the hill instead of living in the city like everyone else. If you look just below her you will see that there is a man climbing up the hill with a walking stick. He also has sheep behind him as if he was a sheep hearder. Hes a journey man because he doesn’t have the same clothes that the lady powing the hill does. If you look really close to the water right behind all of this you can see that there is a man fishing. He is fishing with just a line because he doesn’t have a fasihging pole. If you look right infront of him there is a man in the water upside down like he was drowing. But he could be swimming. Or been throwing off the boat that’s right next to him. There is a lot of detail in the water. He adds effects to make it look like the water was choppy so it would be hard to do things such as boat or fish. Just beside the little boat you see another little island. This makes you think if there is any life on that island. And if there is why wouldn’t the village lady go there to farm instead of on the hill with not as much brightness as over there.

Luis. M said...

In this picture “Landscape with the fall of Icarus” I see a volcano at the end of the water, I see the sun rising, I see a man at the water I’m not to sure what he is doing but it looks like he is fishing, and I also see another man plowing the fields with a horse. He is plowing the horse in an old fashioned way it looks like some wooden tool that cuts through the grass that makes the grass come up, which causes the ground to be plowed. I see the ships there are four or more ships, it appears to be some what breezy by the way the sails of the ship are blowing. The wind blowing the sails seems to becoming from the east. I also see a man and his dog herding sheep. It doesn’t seem like he is not a good job, or maybe he just can’t keep the sheep in order, it seems that way because the sheep are all scattered all over the place on the land. Also I see a home I believe in the middle of the ocean, it looks like a castle, or maybe it is rocks formed that way do to erosion. Also in this picture it seems to be some time during fall or winter, it seems this way because there are very little leaves on the tree tops, and many trees seem to be dead. Also it look like it is winter or fall because the mountains in the background are white, so I believe that, that may be so indication of what of what season it may be, another indication of what season it maybe is that there is not much life in the water. I only see on thing in the bottom right corner near the man that appears to be fishing, it is either a fish or some type of mystical creature like a mermaid or merman. But I think it might be a little absurd if there was a mermaid in this picture, because this picture seems to be about how life is in this area, so I think that it is a fish. And also far in the back of the water near the top left corner is some type of town or village. But that is kind of weird because so far what I have seen in this picture are thing that have to do with the country, things like plowing fields, fishing, and herding sheep. But what I think this picture is trying to show is how different the country is from the city. And how non closely related those two different cultures are. Also in this picture I see Dark skies which are telling be that night is almost done, or it is just starting. Because of the sun I think that night is almost done, and the sun is starting to rise. This is all that I see in the picture “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”

Kelvin.T said...

The picture "Landscape with the fall of lcarus" was created by Pieter Bruegel. When I first saw the picture I think this picture is when then maybe around 1900s. The reason why I think is around that time, because of their clothing. And I don't see any high buildings, vehicles, machines or any technology. All it shows is there’s a man who is pushing a horse. In the background, the buildings look very ancient. Furthermore, the whole background looks ancient and classic as well. And take a look of the boats, they look old and simple. There is no mechanical boat. From the left top corner I see trees and mountain. The mountain looks kind of cool. It’s in some kind of shape. The tree is in front and the mountain is in the back. If you look down a little, it brings you back up front. It seems there is a way you can go to the mountain or a way to go somewhere. Then if you look more down, a man is pushing the horse going that way. It seems they very near the water. But I don't see anything on top of the horse of things that he pushing. So I am still think why he just pushing the horse and with no stuff. Maybe they already drop the stuff down and now they are going back to the town.
When see look almost the middle of the picture, where the man pushing the horse. Next to it there is an old man in the back. I think he is feeding some kind of animals. But I don't know. All I know the animals he is feeding the color of their skin is white. And just maybe just few is not white. But they seem even more near the water. I don't get why they were there. I feel like they should in a farm or something. It feels like they all very relax, very calm.
In the picture, when you look at bottom right corner. You will find there is a man sitting and I think he is trying to do something. But I am not sure what he is doing. He might be sitting there and fishing. Why I will say that, because next to him there is a eagle. And there’s only one reason why the eagle is there. Because it tries to look for foods and that will be fish. In the picture there just have only three people and they all doing different things. But at the same time they all look calm. Just like a normal day.
If you look at the right side of the image, most of the side is water. But on the right top corner, there is another play where look like there is a new place. It’s not that far and in the middle there a little small island. And there is boat around. From this image, this picture time is sun set time. Because the sun is going down and I think is around fall time. What makes me think is fall time, cause the tree leaf. It seems is half way gone. So maybe winter is coming soon. Those are the thing that I see in this image and what I will think of and guess.

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In the picture, I see a person behind a brown horse holding a stick or a whip and the horse is pulling a cart. They are both walking on a stone and dirt path and they are walking close by the water. It looks like the person is working hard and getting help from the horse. The horse could probably be his workhorse. The people in the picture are not wearing heavy clothing, so the season could be spring, summer or fall. The clothing appears as if it could be from a few hundred years ago. They are walking by some trees and bushes and it looks like it is getting dark outside and that must mean the sun is going down. Where the person’s left foot is, it is a small stone and dirt staircase that must be manmade. There is also another person that is by the water with a herd of pigs or sheep. He has a cane or walking stick to help him get around so he must be an elderly man. Both of these people must be on one of the islands. There are also ships in the water with masts and sails and it looks like they are leaving for a journey into the sunset. The sunset looks very bright and it makes a tremendous reflection on the water. The rocks in the water look like mountains and they form outside of the sunset. On the bottom right of the picture, there is a man getting his feet wet. Or he could also be waving goodbye or hello to the ship that is coming in or leaving. Above him in the water, there is some kind of branch or sharp rock sticking out of the water. It could be an aquatic animal that comes up to the surface. On the top left of the picture, there is an island and also, there is an island on the right side of the boat on the bottom right. It looks like there is a total of three islands in the picture and they look as if they are far away from each other. The island on the upper left looks shinier than the other two islands and that is because of the reflection from the sun hitting the water. The island on the bottom of the picture and the island to the right of the ship on the bottom right looks a little darker than the upper left island because it is farther away from the sunset. The mountains in the upper right corner of the picture are probably very big once up close. The mountains are small from where the people are on the bottom island. The landscape on all of the islands look high up from the water, so they will be safe if the water rises up above ground. The sky in the picture looks dark, cloudy, and misty which could be because of the time of day being the beginning of nighttime.

Joseph "Joe" D said...

In Pieter Bruegel’s painting “Landscape with the fall of Icarus”, I see a large variety of different colors that are arranged in specific orders so that they create an image of what they represent. There is the sky in the background. It is a large space made up of a green color with somewhat of a bluish tint. The clouds are made up of a faded white that swirl, and almost blend in with the green bluish sky. There is also the sun, which is made up of a bright yellow, which reflects in the sky, and also reflects in the calm, cool blue greenish ocean where boats of all sizes sail in and out of a harbor next to a city. The city seems large with small-medium size buildings, and there is one large building that sits near the edge of where the land and water meet. In the far distance to the right there is a blurry vision of a mountain range that ends near the right middle of the picture. Just a little to the left of it there is a small almost flat island. In the middle of the sea a little bit away from the city, is a large lone gray building, which looks as though it had been sitting there for a long period of time. In front of the gray building, is an almost “cave like” entrance. Also in behind the building are trees, with dark green leaves. Next to the building in the air is a black bird flying low next to it. In the foreground there are men at work. There is a man with a plow attached to a horse, plowing a certain space of land to maybe plant crops. He is also plowing in a curve He also holds a whip to get the horse to keep moving, and move in the direction he wants the horse to move in. Next to the man sitting on top of a smooth rock, is a satchel and a sword in its holder. Behind him, are a couple of plants that kind of look dead, with their roots sticking out of the ground. To this mans right, there is another man holding a rather large stick and some kind of bag on his back. The man is tending sheep, in which a majority of them are white, and there are only three black sheep. That man is staring in the sky as if he found something up there that had interested him. In the foreground at the bottom right, there is a man sitting near the ocean leaning forward as if he were trying to reach something. There is also a large sea turtle going for a swim at the surface of the ocean. Just a little away from the turtle, there is a person who looks as though they had just fell into the water head first, and the only thing that you can see left of him, is his leg.

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chokyabs said...

In the painting “Landscape with the fall of Icarus” by Pieter Bruegel, I see the Sun is rising far behind the sea, and the sun light fall on the clouds and turned the sky to varies colors yellow and blue, green etc. I see sea surrounded by mountains and hills, on the sea there have different side boats. One at front with full load was looked like merchant ship leaving from the town for business head toward the sun, and there had small one in the middle was look like fisher man ship, other one far back side was also leaving for the town too and head toward east side where the sun is rising with help of wind energy, looks like that was also merchant ship or war ship. I can also see four people in picture and at the front they has farmer woman is plowing a small whitish dry hill field with wooden plow was pulling by a horse. She is holding a stick on the hand, looks like she had that for hit the horse when it not listen her, and she wore a white short pant and small black boots, red shirt and like a Long coat on top. There has a guy was herding the sheep and had a stick on his hand, he wore a black pant and grey shirt; black shoes, his pant was folding from the bottom and carried a bag pack on his back, and staring at the sky with full of wonder, looks like something amazing stuff up there in the sky. There had another guy who was near the sea and he was bent down to water, looks like he is trying to reach water to get a sup or get something from there; he wore black hat and white shirt. There had person is swimming or about to sink in the sea, but we can see only his leg is waving. There had a tree and many bushes around those people. There had a small land in the sea grew tree and had big stone beside it flow by two small stone in water like someone brought over there. There had big town in far back behind that high rock mountain, there had many building and some of them were really big, especially one at front building was huge and had very high wall. Part of the sea was inside the town and town was kind of building around the sea, behind that town there had not that high ashy color mountain and seem like not thing was grew on there. Below that tall rock mountain there had nice green hill, look like forest. And further down right side of the sun there had many ashy or white color mountains, these might be Snow Mountain or rock mountain. In the middle of sea there had island, some trees were grow in there, but looks like no one was living there because they have no house or building.

Nate LK said...

The painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel show’s a foreign looking setting. Also show a lady looking like she is planting and picking food from the ground. She has a horse with her pulling the cart she‘s pushing or dragging along. There is a man in couple feet away from her also planting some kind or food. He is using a tool to plant his food. Next to him is a dog and a lot of sheep. There is another man fishing on the ledge. The man and lady look Latino or native American. They look poor because of there clothes.
In the background there is a boat sailing out to sea. The ships are old looking and are sail boats. The sun is setting into the distance. On the water you can see a reflection of the sun. The sun that is reflecting on the water makes it seem like it‘s probably late afternoon, the image of the water looks crystal clear and nice and clean for them too actually swim and probably drink it from the looks of it. The water has rocks and looks kind of dingy. Into the far distance you can see a town or city. Both side of the city look very different. The side to the left of the look more of a industrialized city or town. The side to the right looks more of a small town like were people would probably do more farming and planting then you would do inside the city because it has more grass and animals there and less buildings or huts then the more urban side of the painting. The land around the city look very mountainous. The mountains around the cities are a lot taller then the cities. The mountains tall and white makes it a good view for the people on the small town side. The more urban side seems to have a lot more buildings and seems probably even busier over than then the small town on the other side of the picture. Since the tree has no leaves the season is most likely fall. The scene look like its set a long time ago. Most likely in the mid 1800’s because of how the setting is. I also think that this picture has some to do with the poem we’re reading because of how everything is so detailed like the sky, to me it seems like it has a lot of colors to it, it looks like it has a shade of blue, yellow, and white it’s a mixture of all blended into each other which made it to be very beautiful.

Shu M said...

The painting that is my subject of description is entitled "Landscap with the fall of Icarus” by Pieter Bruegel.The size of the painting is 2x3 Inches.I see a large variety of different things and activities in this painting. They are of different colors.What grab my attention at first look is the man locates at the center of the painting.He is leading a horse by the bridle and the horse is pulling a car.It seems like he walks a horse down to somewhere.Only the left side of his face is visible to me because he is wearing a hat.His head is bent low as if he is thinkinig.And his dress is severely plain and antiquated.From the left top corner,I see trees,mountains and stones stair.I see the trees are turning from green to glod and a few of the trees are being bent.The trees are in front and the mountains are in back.Then if you look more down,there is a farm. To be precise,there is old man in the back.He puts his hand on his heart and gazes at the sky.I would assume he is boring. It is not very clear what he is doing in the picture,but it seems like he is feeding some kind of animals,perhaps some pigs and sheep.Iam not quite sure what they are.There are at least 15 animals. some are black,others are black.On the bottom right of the picture,there is man squats by the river.He is wearing white shrit.His right hand stretches forth straightly,as if asking for something,and his left hand is putting on his knee.I would assume that he is fishing because I see something is floating on the sea,it looks like fish. This is only an assumption because no other part of his body can be seen.Three boats are coming toward to Fishing man.The boat seems packed with a lot of things.Secondly,what grab my attention is a large and dark green sea.And the sea is surrounding by the hills and mountains.The sea is so wide and the boats are so small.As we see it,there are 6 different side boats on the sea.And I don't see anyone on the boats.Back to left of picture, there is a magnificent palace in the back.It seems like the hills and mountains are seperating them.I would assume that author wants to show us the differences between poverty and affluence.On the other hand,I think this picture time is sunset time because I see the sun is going down. I see the sky has a lot of colors, it's shade of white , bule, yellow and orange.In short,this painting is so dark.In the middle of sea there have small islands, some trees are growing in there, but looks like no one is living there because I don't see any building.Those are the thing that I see in this painting.

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Cathy P. said...

Cathy Pham
English 12 C.P.



In this portrait "Landscape with the fall of Icarus" by Pieter Bruegel, my observation is I see a young man, well dressed holding wood and shaping the grass. I see a lot of pretty landscape that is occupied by sheep and 3 men. The man looks like he’s going to fall into the water, trying to grab fish or other objects that is inside of the water. The blue and yellow sky stood out to me because it looks like the sun is rising or either setting. The sail boats looks like it is leaving the island and going to the other end. The guy standing next to the sheep looks like he has been hunting or just looking at the wonderful view. I see leaves and very little of them, it is probably cold out because of the way they are dressed. They are wearing very long clothing and a hat. I see mountains and huge rocks. I also see people's home or little houses. I see a big island in the middle of the ocean. The horse looks like it is very tired. When I look deeply into this picture I see a small town full of opportunity. On the far right I see white mountains and it looks like no one lives on that side of the town and it looks pretty much isolated. I see three birds flying into the town and they are all spread apart not only in one area of the town. The little castle or house in the middle of the water looks like very cold. The sail boat looks very spacious and very nice for their time. When I see a leg or arm sticking up in the water, trying to swim or swimming away from the guy next to the water. I see very dry dirt and grass. The wood that he is carrying around to carve the floor looks not advancement and that means they do not have the technology to help them carve the floor to make it look beautiful. The sky is blue and yellow and very inconsistency with the color sequence. The guy looks like a caramel apple because of his clothing, it has no type of style. It looks like only women would wear something like that. I see a dog next to the guy. I guess the dog is there to help regulate the sheep and where the sheep have to go and where to eat. The guy looks like he is guarding them so that they won't run away or fall into the water. The source of food for the sheep is the dry grass and the water. They have no good water supply for the sheep. I see a shadow of a volcano or a huge mountain next to the sun and it looks like the town has formed by it. The man that is carving the floor looks like he know what he is doing and likes to do it. The horse looks very healthy and is well groomed even though he is probably over worked. I see a lot of space that is not occupied by civilians during this time because they had low amount of transportation.

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Brittany A. said...

Brittany
senior cp, period 1

In this picture I see a variety of different things. I see a yellow sky with a tint of blue, but also a surrounding of green as well. In this sky you can see how the color form the clouds. It almost looks like the sun is setting. In the back right corner of the picture you can see mountains, so you can tell that there in the distance. In the far left of the picture you can see a little city, with buildings and some mountains behind that. It looks like the sun is shining over the little city still. Where the city is it looks like it could be a peninsula. Right next to that there is a green area it looks as though it could be bushes or trees. After that there are huge, tall rocks that are a tan type color and along side of that is another area of green trees and bushes. The water is a green and blue color, a blend of the two. In the water there is a small island, it looks sandy, and looks like it has some green trees. There are four sail boat’s in the water, two which have a faded look to them, so you can tell there kind of far away. There is a bigger ship in the middle of all the smaller sail boats, which you can see more clear then them, you can see its white mass and its brown boat, but still you can tell its in the distance. There is another island in the water, but on this one there is this huge dark rock with an opening in the front of it. Its on sandy ground and had green trees behind it. Right in front of that island there is a random rock sticking out of the water, and then there is a much smaller one next to it as well. As you get closer to the land you can see another ship, but this time it’s bigger and you can really see what the shit looks like. It has big white sails, you can see the long pole that stand in the middle of this shit with the nets on them, you can see the little thing you can sit in at the top of the pole. You can even see this white thing on the deck, which looks like it could be a person. When your looking at this boat you can see waves in the ocean. As you move away from the boat a little you can see that someone is in the water, you can see there legs and feet up out of the water. As you get close to the shore, you can see three people, one is standing down by the water leaning towards it, the other looks like he’s watching either sheep or cows, with a dog along his side, up more is the last guy who is making a horse more. Up on the shore there are grass type areas and sandy areas. There are some twigs along the side of the shore, as well as trees up more ahead. Also there are two sets of stairs when you are up on the shore. The colors up on the shore are kind of dark, the more dark greens and browns. So that is basically what this picture looks like.

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Charles S.
Senior cp prd:1
In this picture “Landscape with the fall of Icarus” by Bruegel, I see a lot of things and also a lot of details.I see a man who’s holding a stick, it seems like he’s trying to make the horse walk.He’s wearing a clothe with red sleeves and something on his head, it seems like a hat.He’s walking down the hill behind the horse, it looks like the horse is pulling a carrier. There are a bunch of trees in front of the man it looks like a forest.There are some little plants on the top of the hill .And, the man is holding something with the other hand.Right next to the man I see an other man with a stick on his hand and something on his back , it seems like something that the ancient people use to make sound.And,he’s surrounded with certain animals, they look like sheep.There’s a dog right next to him.This man is probably a farmer.In addition ,he has his head up and look at the sky, maybe something in the sky got his attention.He’s wearing a black boot and he kind of cross his arm and pay attention to what’s going on in the sky.At the bottom of the picture I see a man with a black hat and he’s trying to get something out of the ocean with his hand .And next to this guy there’s a big boat ,it looks like a sailing boat.And in front of him there is a man in the water it looks like he is drowning or maybe he is swimming .The guy is probably trying to rescue him .The big boat is heading across the ocean.There are some others little boats on the ocean .I see a lot of boxes in the big boat.Among the boats,some of them are small and some are big.There is a little house on the ocean it looks like a prison the way it is built.there are a bunch of trees behind it.There’s hole in front of it, it looks like the door and the house looks like it is not covered.I don’t see no roof .Behind the house there is a big white mountain it kind of looks like it reaches the sky.A little far across the ocean form the guy and horse there are a bunch of house kind of orange and they kind of close to each other,and there are some boats that are floating in front of those house.It kind of look like a port where the boats trade each other.Between the white mountain and the port there’s a little green space it seems like grasses.I see a glacier on the ocean,it seems like it is winter .I think it is a winter because of the glacier and the way people in the picture are dressing.I see the sun is shining .I can see half of the city from the picture .I see a lot of buildings, and a lot of mountains,and a lot of trees too.That are the things that I can say about this picture.

G-Ravix101 said...

Ravix Dupervil
Senior Cp
period: 1

In this picture “Landscape with the fall of Icarus” by Bruegel, I see a lot of things and also a lot of details.I see a man who’s holding a stick, it seems like he’s trying to make the horse walk.He’s wearing a clothe with red sleeves and something on his head, it seems like a hat.He’s walking down the hill behind the horse, it looks like the horse is pulling a carrier. There are a bunch of trees in front of the man it looks like a forest.There are some little plants on the top of the hill .And, the man is holding something with the other hand.Right next to the man I see an other man with a stick on his hand and something on his back , it seems like something that the ancient people use to make sound.And,he’s surrounded with certain animals, they look like sheep.There’s a dog right next to him.This man is probably a farmer.In addition ,he has his head up and look at the sky, maybe something in the sky got his attention.He’s wearing a black boot and he kind of cross his arm and pay attention to what’s going on in the sky.At the bottom of the picture I see a man with a black hat and he’s trying to get something out of the ocean with his hand .And next to this guy there’s a big boat ,it looks like a sailing boat.And in front of him there is a man in the water it looks like he is drowning or maybe he is swimming .The guy is probably trying to rescue him .The big boat is heading across the ocean.There are some others little boats on the ocean .I see a lot of boxes in the big boat.Among the boats,some of them are small and some are big.There is a little house on the ocean it looks like a prison the way it is built.there are a bunch of trees behind it.There’s hole in front of it, it looks like the door and the house looks like it is not covered.I don’t see no roof .Behind the house there is a big white mountain it kind of looks like it reaches the sky.A little far across the ocean form the guy and horse there are a bunch of house kind of orange and they kind of close to each other,and there are some boats that are floating in front of those house.It kind of look like a port where the boats trade each other.Between the white mountain and the port there’s a little green space it seems like grasses.I see a glacier on the ocean,it seems like it is winter .I think it is a winter because of the glacier and the way people in the picture are dressing.I see the sun is shining .I can see half of the city from the picture .I see a lot of buildings, and a lot of mountains,and a lot of trees too.That are the things that I can say about this picture.

Hieu Nguyen said...

Based on this art if you have the view from the top of the mountain you would see anything down there clearly.This is such a gorgeous country that surround by wealthy nature have created by God. From here we can see the blue sky the beauty cloud that flowery on the sky,according to this situation we can determine that the weather must be in Fall,we just can not see any leaf lay on the tree branch anymore and this art is just looks pretty sad.If we take a look on the left that we could see the small town and behind that town there is a giant mountain and when the first time i look at it i thought that was a Golem, and there also a harbor in order people from a different town they can come and make a trade and doing their business.But it does look its a quite town people could awake and come out their house to do their business rather than staying home at this point. In the middle of an ocean we can see that a sailing boat nailed right in the center. They are finding the right location for net down to catching some fish. But on this art,there is something not in the right track. If we look farther on the left we could see the town, however on the right side there is no living there,it doesn't have any signs that people live there. And just look alike an abandon place some point.there are a bunch of trees behind it and the main thing that right in our front we would see that a few people on the field,they must be a farmers.Waking up early in the morning in Fall wasn't that easy for these farmers. they are fully cover themselves with fur clothing. But Why would these people live separately with the other in a small town? the must be some secrets hidden! Or because people in the small town just don't like them? Or because they against the rule? These people live in the separately mountains some of them were old and young too.The man with the long gray dress is on the field, why are they using the cow to plough the field instead the horse. and the other guy is shepherd. He is looking up on the sky, he must waiting for the weather shift.But then if you look on the bottom right you will see the guy is fishing. because next to him there is a eagle. And there’s only one reason why the eagle is there. Because the eagle trying to catch some fish.They have to survive by their own, no one supply their food or drink. The shepherd must looking up to the sky wishing that some raining will coming down, at least their need would provide with water. And the other reason that they have to be there themselves that people from the town must testing them see if they could survive without water and foods.

LILY said...

In the picture of “landscape with fall of Icarus” ,which was painted by Pieter Bruegel, there are many shapes in the sky, such as yellow, light green and some blue. The yellow part seems to show that is the sun rising or falling. Also, the blue color may descried cloudy and the background looks like the late of 19th century, because the boats are the old style of creating and people’s feeding, farming and clothes. On the top left side, I see a small city build between the ocean and the huge mountain. It’s flourished and far away from the village on the front of painting. Approaching the front of image, there is a woman who wears some old clothes and field machine which is tied by a house. They are going other where through the way with some big trees. Meanwhile, it shows most of mountains are without lots of plants, just have few tree which are not really exuberant growth. In addition, there’s a man who looks a middle-age, and many animals surround him, maybe those are sheep. The man raises his head and looks up to the sky and he has a dog beside him. He maybe is a farmer, and pat attention to sky that seems to have something special happened. When I turn eyes to the right side in the bottom, I see a big sailing boat and the water waves higher because of a person who drops into the sea. Furthermore, there is a man stay at bank edge to try helping. I think he want to save that person. At last, I also see the large area with painting green and some boats that are different sizes and direction. Those are the things what I see in this image.

Teddy F said...

In this photo graph "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by the famous painter Pieter Bruegel who was known as the Elder or Peasant Bruegal 1525 – 9 September 1569 i see many unusual objects and people. Looks like a calm, quiet setting. Calm water full of rocks. I see a big beautiful sunset in a big beautiful blue sky behind what looks like a couple of ice bergs. i see old fashion boats with sails in the water. i see a slight bridge with a young female wearing many colors red green white and brown look like she is plowing her grass with something wooden that is lead by what looks like a horse or maybe a donkey. The young female doesn’t have much grass look like her grass is upon a hill or a cliff. i see a man bottom right corner in a white top looks like maybe he is fishing or getting ready for a swim, maybe the boat belongs to him and he is dropping anchor. i see another man look like he is hiking up the hill while herding sheep but it doesn’t look like the sheep are fence is so maybe is an island where the sheep run free in open area but the man is herding with a wooden walking stick and a huge brown backpack maybe the young lady on the hill is maybe his wife or sister, because it doesn’t look like many people life upon what look like an island. the island is surrounded by water and it look a little deserted. it look like the weather is end of spring beginning of spring because the lady is getting her grass situated and the leaves on the trees look like they are just growing back. The many rocks that are located in the calm quiet water look very dangerous considering the fact there is a wooden sail boat in the calm quiet water. Couple of the rocks in the water kind of form a cave of some sorts maybe the home of an underwater creature. I see this is an old painting, because there is no technology people are herding sheep and the boat are wooden and still have sails similar to the Chris Columbus days with the Nina the pinta the Santa Maria. The people were not what we call wealthy. They look like the type that struggled to just get by, because I see old and worn out clothes the object used to plowing looks like it was home made. The area where the young lady is plowing doesn’t look like it would even reach the limit of an acre. This painting was drawn way back in the day, you can’t walk down the street and see this kind of this any more. You would have to go into the middle of no where to see people plowing their grass or herding sheep. The sail boats are only seen in museums now you can’t see them no where else.

jieyu said...

In the painting “Landscape with the fall of Icarus” by Pieter Brueghel, I see the sky have difference colors, blue, orange white eta. And the sun rising behind the sea, so I can know that is the morning. The water is blue and clean. There have some litter island in the sea. And I can see some difference side of ships in the sea, maybe there are the merchant ship, carry the goods to the other city. And I also see the small boat in the middle of the sea, it maybe the fisher boat. I see some hills and mountain around the sea. And I can see a small town in the left side of the picture. It seems a nice town, because I can see many nice house and building. And in the middle part of the picture is the man standing in the area. The man look toward the sky, maybe he is thinking something was happen in his life. And his dog also looking to the sky, it might try to understand what his master thinking about. And there have many sheep around the man, so I can know he is the herd. And he is wearing a blue simple t-shirt and a raining boot. He carries the black pack and holding the stick. He seems frugal. One of the other man who wearing the white t-shirt and wearing the black cap. He is squatting in the band of the sea. Maybe he is the fisher or maybe he is thinking some bad happen in his life. He looks sad from his back. Or maybe he drop something into the water, and he try to get it black. The very middle of the picture is the ploughman. He is wearing the orange t-shirt. The buffalo is carrying the ploughshare. And the ploughman pushes the ploughshare. He seems tired, I see the field is dry, he hard to develop it. This picture seems to relate the poem that we read. I love that picture, because it organize and detail. From their clothiers and the man doing the field that we can know it take place in long time ago, and maybe happen in autumn. Because people wearing the long-sleeved t –shirt. Those things are what I can see in the printing. And I like to know more detail form the printing.

Xiuying said...

When I first saw the picture of “landscape with fall of Icarus”, which was painted by Pieter Bruegel, it seems like a person just woke up when the mind has not fully awake to see a people as one of the bright scene. It felt like I had come to another world, that moment brought to me a surprise at the shock cannot be expressed in words. Do you know what kind of place I thought it was? It was like a "paradise", it gave me the first impression is the quiet, serene and peaceful, an inoffensive life. I can feel that the life shows in the picture is simplicity and joy, it seems that it can make you forget all cares. Look at the endless sea and days together as there is no end. While several vessels are floating in the water, like the bright stars hit a dash of dark night. Smiling sun hanging in the sky reflection in the water, then the farther way of the mountain, and the rock in water, and cattle farmers cultivated ground, and that mix of sheep and shepherds, or the fisherman that play with fish in the sea , and that scene makes heartfelt feel peace and happiness. How I wish I could be one of the them, the reason why i say that because it gave me a feeling of peace, tranquility and happiness, which cannot exchange with money.

smeedhleyb said...

The sun shone with all its rays; the clouds, even combined, couldn’t stop the sun rays from delivering their delightful light and warmth. Pervasive across, the rays, seemed to please everyone and everything.
The blue sea, sprinkle with coral, reflecting the beautiful blue sky, is one of the most charming set of that show. Adding to that, a handful of scattered trees borders the road along the coast. Further, the slope of the mountains, domesticated by the architecture of the city and embellished by the cliffs near the beach, gave it a natural and unique beauty.
The clear and calm sea was not only reflecting the beauty of the atmosphere but it also allowed little and big boats to sail and go about their business to their own risks of course, because the ocean was teeming with reefs. Apart the boats, a small island was laying and completing the show.
On the island overcame small castle bordered at the back yard by a set of tree. Among the visitors of the sea, was counted the animals such as sheep. The sheep are drinking water from the sea or maybe just watching fishes under the water since it’s saltwater. Some of them are also eating leaves. We also have other animals that aren’t sheep such as a bird and some quadrupeds. We also have the first and the cleverest being among all beings, men.
In a corner, we have a man, squatted, who has his hand in the water. In another corner we have another one staring at the sky while his dog is taking something from his pocket without even noticing that. While he’s also relying on his cane, his backpack suspended on his back.
The few trees, according to their leaves the peasant with his machine tilling the land indicates that we’re in spring before the rainy season. The peasant are getting the ground for the farming.
While the other animals are drinking, the donkey is working on tilling the ground designed to guide a robust young man that holds it a rope and holding a whip to force it to work when it’s getting a little lazy. Around the tilling field, we observe some round and black parts of wood just like they’ve just operated the burn technique of burning the useless rest of the crop. This is to expand the production capacity of the land.
The men are dealing with their business the sheep are drinking and eating, the dog is taking its belongings from the peasant pocket. The donkey is in its laboring day but the seagulls are twirling around and around on each edge of each boat. This sunny, and shiny day as described was or , more precisely could be one of the grandest and the most beautiful if we skipped this significant little everyone are focused on their businesses, toward the boat, we can see a leg that is drifting from the surface of the water.
This leg is Icarus, son of Daedalus, That by disobeying his father’s commands fatally fell into the water and is now drowning. By disobeying his father, Icarus fatally fell into the water and drown he also fatally break his father’s heart that warned him but couldn’t help him.
The picture “landscape with the fall of Icarus” helps understand that even if sometimes you think that the world is joyful and happy while it’s not the truth.

smeedhleyb said...

The sun shone with all its rays; the clouds, even combined, couldn’t stop the sun rays from delivering their delightful light and warmth. Pervasive across, the rays, seemed to please everyone and everything.
The blue sea, sprinkle with coral, reflecting the beautiful blue sky, is one of the most charming set of that show. Adding to that, a handful of scattered trees borders the road along the coast. Further, the slope of the mountains, domesticated by the architecture of the city and embellished by the cliffs near the beach, gave it a natural and unique beauty.
The clear and calm sea was not only reflecting the beauty of the atmosphere but it also allowed little and big boats to sail and go about their business to their own risks of course, because the ocean was teeming with reefs. Apart the boats, a small island was laying and completing the show.
On the island overcame small castle bordered at the back yard by a set of tree. Among the visitors of the sea, was counted the animals such as sheep. The sheep are drinking water from the sea or maybe just watching fishes under the water since it’s saltwater. Some of them are also eating leaves. We also have other animals that aren’t sheep such as a bird and some quadrupeds. We also have the first and the cleverest being among all beings, men.
In a corner, we have a man, squatted, who has his hand in the water. In another corner we have another one staring at the sky while his dog is taking something from his pocket without even noticing that. While he’s also relying on his cane, his backpack suspended on his back.
The few trees, according to their leaves the peasant with his machine tilling the land indicates that we’re in spring before the rainy season. The peasant are getting the ground for the farming.
While the other animals are drinking, the donkey is working on tilling the ground designed to guide a robust young man that holds it a rope and holding a whip to force it to work when it’s getting a little lazy. Around the tilling field, we observe some round and black parts of wood just like they’ve just operated the burn technique of burning the useless rest of the crop. This is to expand the production capacity of the land.
The men are dealing with their business the sheep are drinking and eating, the dog is taking its belongings from the peasant pocket. The donkey is in its laboring day but the seagulls are twirling around and around on each edge of each boat. This sunny, and shiny day as described was or , more precisely could be one of the grandest and the most beautiful if we skipped this significant little everyone are focused on their businesses, toward the boat, we can see a leg that is drifting from the surface of the water.
This leg is Icarus, son of Daedalus, That by disobeying his father’s commands fatally fell into the water and is now drowning. By disobeying his father, Icarus fatally fell into the water and drown he also fatally break his father’s heart that warned him but couldn’t help him.
The picture “landscape with the fall of Icarus” helps understand that even if sometimes you think that the world is joyful and happy while it’s not the truth.

smeedhleyb said...

The sun shone with all its rays; the clouds, even combined, couldn’t stop the sun rays from delivering their delightful light and warmth. Pervasive across, the rays, seemed to please everyone and everything.
The blue sea, sprinkle with coral, reflecting the beautiful blue sky, is one of the most charming set of that show. Adding to that, a handful of scattered trees borders the road along the coast. Further, the slope of the mountains, domesticated by the architecture of the city and embellished by the cliffs near the beach, gave it a natural and unique beauty.
The clear and calm sea was not only reflecting the beauty of the atmosphere but it also allowed little and big boats to sail and go about their business to their own risks of course, because the ocean was teeming with reefs. Apart the boats, a small island was laying and completing the show.
On the island overcame small castle bordered at the back yard by a set of tree. Among the visitors of the sea, was counted the animals such as sheep. The sheep are drinking water from the sea or maybe just watching fishes under the water since it’s saltwater. Some of them are also eating leaves. We also have other animals that aren’t sheep such as a bird and some quadrupeds. We also have the first and the cleverest being among all beings, men.
In a corner, we have a man, squatted, who has his hand in the water. In another corner we have another one staring at the sky while his dog is taking something from his pocket without even noticing that. While he’s also relying on his cane, his backpack suspended on his back.
The few trees, according to their leaves the peasant with his machine tilling the land indicates that we’re in spring before the rainy season. The peasant are getting the ground for the farming.
While the other animals are drinking, the donkey is working on tilling the ground designed to guide a robust young man that holds it a rope and holding a whip to force it to work when it’s getting a little lazy. Around the tilling field, we observe some round and black parts of wood just like they’ve just operated the burn technique of burning the useless rest of the crop. This is to expand the production capacity of the land.
The men are dealing with their business the sheep are drinking and eating, the dog is taking its belongings from the peasant pocket. The donkey is in its laboring day but the seagulls are twirling around and around on each edge of each boat. This sunny, and shiny day as described was or , more precisely could be one of the grandest and the most beautiful if we skipped this significant little everyone are focused on their businesses, toward the boat, we can see a leg that is drifting from the surface of the water.
This leg is Icarus, son of Daedalus, That by disobeying his father’s commands fatally fell into the water and is now drowning. By disobeying his father, Icarus fatally fell into the water and drown he also fatally break his father’s heart that warned him but couldn’t help him.
The picture “landscape with the fall of Icarus” helps understand that even if sometimes you think that the world is joyful and happy while it’s not the truth.

smeedhleyb said...

The sun shone with all its rays; the clouds, even combined, couldn’t stop the sun rays from delivering their delightful light and warmth. Pervasive across, the rays, seemed to please everyone and everything.
The blue sea, sprinkle with coral, reflecting the beautiful blue sky, is one of the most charming set of that show. Adding to that, a handful of scattered trees borders the road along the coast. Further, the slope of the mountains, domesticated by the architecture of the city and embellished by the cliffs near the beach, gave it a natural and unique beauty.
The clear and calm sea was not only reflecting the beauty of the atmosphere but it also allowed little and big boats to sail and go about their business to their own risks of course, because the ocean was teeming with reefs. Apart the boats, a small island was laying and completing the show.
On the island overcame small castle bordered at the back yard by a set of tree. Among the visitors of the sea, was counted the animals such as sheep. The sheep are drinking water from the sea or maybe just watching fishes under the water since it’s saltwater. Some of them are also eating leaves. We also have other animals that aren’t sheep such as a bird and some quadrupeds. We also have the first and the cleverest being among all beings, men.
In a corner, we have a man, squatted, who has his hand in the water. In another corner we have another one staring at the sky while his dog is taking something from his pocket without even noticing that. While he’s also relying on his cane, his backpack suspended on his back.
The few trees, according to their leaves the peasant with his machine tilling the land indicates that we’re in spring before the rainy season. The peasant are getting the ground for the farming.
While the other animals are drinking, the donkey is working on tilling the ground designed to guide a robust young man that holds it a rope and holding a whip to force it to work when it’s getting a little lazy. Around the tilling field, we observe some round and black parts of wood just like they’ve just operated the burn technique of burning the useless rest of the crop. This is to expand the production capacity of the land.
The men are dealing with their business the sheep are drinking and eating, the dog is taking its belongings from the peasant pocket. The donkey is in its laboring day but the seagulls are twirling around and around on each edge of each boat. This sunny, and shiny day as described was or , more precisely could be one of the grandest and the most beautiful if we skipped this significant little everyone are focused on their businesses, toward the boat, we can see a leg that is drifting from the surface of the water.
This leg is Icarus, son of Daedalus, That by disobeying his father’s commands fatally fell into the water and is now drowning. By disobeying his father, Icarus fatally fell into the water and drown he also fatally break his father’s heart that warned him but couldn’t help him.
The picture “landscape with the fall of Icarus” helps understand that even if sometimes you think that the world is joyful and happy while it’s not the truth.

Amine.E said...

In the painting by Pieter Bruegel, one can see and notice many significant elemets if related to the title "Landscape with the fall of Icarus". Icarus who flew ignoring his father's terms and instructions not to fly too close to the sun nor too close to the sea, ended up falling in the water. Due to the composition of the wings (wax), his flight did not reach the sun, the wings melted way before he reached that point or any place near it.
Indeed, on the painting, Icarus' legs are all what's left to the beholder from his drowning body by the ship. The sun is half set on the horizon which can be significant since the horizons have always been symbols for Men's dreams: Icarus did not get to live his dream, he instead, fell very far from it.
On the other hand, there is a ploughman, a shepherd and what appears to be a fisher on that same landscape continuing to do their jobs as if nothing happened. This could be Bruegel's way to testify Man's indifference to his fellow Men's sufferances. Life goes on for them and the rest of the world while Icarus' ended at that moment, right in front of their careless eyes.
The painting tell Icarus' story- at least the end of his story- and delivers the message behind it plus the elements that the painter chose to incorporate into his piece. Such as the indiffrence of others or maybe was it a way to say that life will always go on, regardless of people's tragedies? Or even a way to mock Icarus' cluelessness... some type of "You should've known better, nobody cares." ? All of the above?

Zack H. said...

In this piece of art work, what caught my eye first was how un perportioned it was. The sunset is also directed in one area instead of throughout the whole sky. The island south from the city seems to have a little cave or entrence way. The sail on the biggest ship is way to far off the ship. There also seems to be someone drowning in the lower right corner of the piece. A horse is being used to cultivate the land instead of an ox or something. I see a shepherd. He seems to be resting. i see a lot of sheep. there are also many ships. there is a big mountainous area in the background. It goes well with the sunset. there is a man in the bottom right corner that seems to be tring to help the drowning person. the big ship is coming out of a river. there is a tool next to the horse on the ledge. the city is reflecting the color of the sunset. the city has fairly tall buildings. also a port or a small cove right there in the city. the two or threee people in the picture seem to be in their own little village away from the city. like they are exilled or something. the colors used in the front of the picture are dark and depressing. the colors near the city are bright and glooming. the city seems to ber surrounded by moutains and the only way to get there is by boat or ship. what i just noticed that there is a dog sitting obediently next to the shephard. behind the tree on the left there seems to a forest or tall grass area. i also see a small bit of cloud. the man plowing is holding a stick or a whip to keep the horse moving. the hourse looks tired. the shephard looks just as tired. he seems lik hes looking up at god for a sign. two of the small ships. There is a lot of detail in the water

Amine.E said...

In the painting by Pieter Bruegel, one can see and notice many significant elemets if related to the title "Landscape with the fall of Icarus". Icarus who flew ignoring his father's terms and instructions not to fly too close to the sun nor too close to the sea, ended up falling in the water. Due to the composition of the wings (wax), his flight did not reach the sun, the wings melted way before he reached that point or any place near it.
Indeed, on the painting, Icarus' legs are all what's left to the beholder from his drowning body by the ship. The sun is half set on the horizon which can be significant since the horizons have always been symbols for Men's dreams: Icarus did not get to live his dream, he instead, fell very far from it.
On the other hand, there is a ploughman, a shepherd and what appears to be a fisher on that same landscape continuing to do their jobs as if nothing happened. This could be Bruegel's way to testify Man's indifference to his fellow Men's sufferances. Life goes on for them and the rest of the world while Icarus' ended at that moment, right in front of their careless eyes.
The painting tell Icarus' story- at least the end of his story- and delivers the message behind it plus the elements that the painter chose to incorporate into his piece. Such as the indiffrence of others or maybe was it a way to say that life will always go on, regardless of people's tragedies? Or even a way to mock Icarus' cluelessness... some type of "You should've known better, nobody cares." ? All of the above?

Kev J said...

Kevin Joyce
English 12 CP

In this painting "Landscape with the fall of Icarus" by Pieter Bruegel, my observation is I see different shades of colors such as yellow, blue, green, white, red, orange, brown, and grey. Also I the painting I see a few animals such as a horse, some sheep, a dog, a bird, and a partridge (which is supposed to be Daedalus’s nephew that he kicked off the edge of a cliff and was turned into a bird). Also in the sky I see clouds and the sun . I also see an ocean and on the water I see about five ships, huge rocks, a small island with a stone house, another island and the sun’s reflection. But the ships look like they are leaving a city which is located on the left of the painting. The city looks like it is surrounded by water on one side and on the other it looks like it is surrounded by mountains. Near the sun it looks like a volcano is located there because of its outline. On the opposite side of the city there are a lot more mountains. When I first looked at the painting I first noticed the man in red who is plowing his land, he is dressed in a red shirt and some sort of dress and some sort of hat or helmet and he is also pushing around a ancient plower. Around him I see very dry dirt and grass and some of the small plants look like they are dieing. Also I see beautiful trees that look like they are just blooming and bushes and shrubs. Then at the edge of the cliff he is on I can see dead dried up plants that look like they where ounce very beautiful. Then I noticed the man in a blue/grey shirt who is a shepherd with approximately sixteen sheep and he has a brown sheep dog. The way he is positioned is that he must be looking in the air at Daedalus and Icarus falling or he might be thinks strongly about things such as breaking the laws of nature. Then I noticed Icarus drowning in the water which is located in the bottom right of the painting. You cant really see him because he is drowning but I know its him because of the feathers in the water surrounding the body and his legs are hanging out of the water. Then I noticed the fisherman at the coast fishing, he is dressed in a light brown shirt. I also see the cliff that might have been the cliff that Daedalus pushed his nephew off of. All of the men look like they don’t care about Icarus drowning in the water, that shows that humans only care for themselves, but they could be mad at him because he had them thinking that him and his father are gods when they clearly not if he just fell out of the sky and died. That is all I see in the painting "Landscape with the fall of Icarus" by Pieter Bruegel.

Cyntia B said...

In the picture” Landscape of Icarus” by Pieter Bruegel. I see many things throughout the painting. I see many cool colors as in blue and green and warm colors as in yellow and red. In the painting I see trees but what stuck out to me is that the trees are appearing to be black, and so are the little bushes around the coast line of the water. I see cliffs and landscapes. One part if the picture I see an distant island. I see the water and some parts of the water things seem to be appearing out of the water. I see a person doing landscaping with appears to be horse or mule. I see legs sticking out of the water and feathers in the air and water. I see sheep and a man leading them and next to the man I think it appears to be a dog. I see a ship and the ship’s sails. I see the little yellow from a distant. From the distant I see a village maybe and within the village looks likes buildings and houses. I see dirt on the ground. I see two ships, and one of them id from a distant and one’s up close. I see he sky and the colors. In the middle it’s yellow from the sun, but on the sides its blue mixed with white. On the left side of the water there’s a brown rocks there, and I see a hole which looks like an entryway. I see green grass along with the dirt. In se white ripples in the blue/green water. Behind the clouds in the sky I see mountains with a pointy top. I see the man leading the ship looking up to the sky as if he is seeing something. The man leading the sheep is holding a brown bag on his back. It looks like the ships are heading to the little village. Within the sheep are see three brown little animals. I see white strands on the right side of the painting. On the left side of the painting I see flowers near the horse or mules and a little green/black plant. The man leading the horse or mule is wearing red which stands out to me within the whole painting, the man is wearing brown stockings and a light mint green shawl and a dress, and also he is wearing black shoes. The horse or mule has a saddle on its back. The green/blue water is sort of see through. It looks like to me the man ,leading the sheep is going somewhere by the looks of the sheep going into an area, and some are going in a different directions, but he can’t tell because he’s distracted. The island from the distant appears t have something on it. It looks stranded. The man leading the sheep is holding a staff. On the left side of the painting I see birds on the cliff and below the cliff.

Jamila said...

In the picture, "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by Bruegel, the sky is the thing that pops out to me the most. The sky is a gray-ish color, but the sun is such a bright yellow. In the left corner, it looks like there is a little city. I also see the mountains in the right corner of the picture, it looks kind of foggy. The water is a nice blue-green color, and the water is very calm. I see boats going towards the sun, or maybe even towards the city. There is also another boat in the bottom right corner, it has a big sail. It appears that the boat is packed with a lot of stuff, probably going to sell things to people in the city. Right beside the boat I see feet splashing outside the water, which looks like someone drowning. I also see a fisherman fishing, kind of just watching this person stuck upside down in the water, and he isn’t doing anything about it. Closer up, I see a man in a blue, long-sleeved shirt, with a large backpack on. It looks like he has a big stick in his hand and a dog by his side. Also, there are many sheep’s surrounding this man. He probably has a sheep dog to help him. He is looking up towards the sky, maybe he seen something unusual in the sky, or maybe he was just enjoying the site, and thinking to himself. Then I see another man who is wearing a red-orange long-sleeved shirt and a green dress-looking thing over it, and brown tights. He looks like he is planting crops, and a horse pulling something making lines in the ground. The line this horse is making is probably the lines for the man to grow his crops. The trees look like they are starting to get their color back, so maybe it is the spring time since they are starting to plant again, and get the animals together. I like how this picture just comes together so nicely with the colors. The picture looks so vibrant, but the title gives off a different story. "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" sounds mellower, like the colors should be darker. I think the bright colors might be used to convey a message, like teach us something. It may be used to teach us even if you fall, get back up. It also may be trying to tell us you can't rise if you don’t follow directions, even if they are directions you think you don’t need to listen to. Bruegel put this picture together so well relating to the poem “The myth of Daedalus and Icarus” by Ovid. It demonstrates a perfect picture of when Icarus wings melted because he flew to close to the sun even though Daedalus told him not to. It also shows that there is always a reasoning behind what people tell you to do even if it isn’t something you want to do, and sometimes you have to risk the fun in doing whatever you want, and do what you have to do.

Erik7 said...

In this picture I see many different things. One of the first thing I saw was a men with really old style clothing with a whip riding a horse o some short of hill. I see the sun rising and the reflection of the sun in the sea. I see many different types of colors, I see green from the trees I see yellow from the sun and the horses hair, I see gray from the cliffs and mountains, I see brown from the horse the ground, the dog, the stick the men, I see red from the undershirt o the men riding the horse, I see blue from the sea and the sky and the blue shirt of the men holding the stick, I see white from the clouds and from the clothes from the men by the sea. I also see lots of ships in the sea about four of them. I see cliffs, mountains a little island with a cliff and some trees . I see waves, I see plants next to the horse and near the edges of the cliff. I see a men holding a long stick, and a dog next to him and more animals surrounding him, looks like his trying to lead the heard. . I see a staircase up ahead in front of the horse going up steeply. I also see a men sitting by the cliff watching the sea wearing white, looks like his touching the pointing at the water. I see that far up ahead toward the left there is place with buildings , looks like a little city. I see leggings the men whore back in the days I see the men in red wearing a dress type thing. I see tile for a path, I see rock in the sea. I see a knife with a little pouch right next to it , on top of a flat type of rock. I see long braches coming out the side of the cliffs looks dry with little amount of leaves, I see more braches nest to the heard but not dry with many leaves and very green, I see a little and two skinny straight trees to the left of the heard, and a big tree in front of the horse and more trees up ahead the fist ship. I see that in the island there is also a whole in the cliff there must be a cave. I see grassy hills on the left, behind the big tree that’s leads to the city. I see the men’s footwear looks like some rounder type of boots. I see flags on top of the ship, a white flag with a symbol. I also see something a little unusual, looks like there is a men drowning next to the ship in front of the men looking at the sea ,he has both his feet upside down coming out of the water , the men that looks at the sea might see that that men is drowning.

Felipe C said...

The background of the painting is lighter colors. The sun is shinning so it probably in the morning. There are big boats and a city, this may be an ocean or a sea. In the background on the top right is an iceberg. The sky looks very weird it has different colors like blue yellow and white. It is blue and the land rises sharply. The sun looks very low in the sky. The sun is in the middle of the picture maybe to the right a little. On the left side I see a city where people live and beside it looks like huge rocks. In the middle of the sea there is one boat and it looks like its going somewhere. On the right side there is another boat but it’s bigger. Next to the boat I see trees and another island. Next to the trees there’s a guy holding a stick with a lot of goats near him. It looks like he’s going hiking. The goats are just picking t the floor probably looking for food. The goats are surrounded by little trees or bushes. The guy is looking up at the sky wondering where he is. In the sea Icarus is drowning with his feet up in the air. In the front on the bottom I see another guy sticking his hand in the water. He is sitting on the grass searching for something or maybe he is going fishing. In the very front there is a farmer plowing his field. He’s wearing a red shirt but the brown thing on him looks like a dress. His hair is cut short and his shoes look a little fancy. While he’s plowing there is a horse that’s making the plough work. The man and the horse are also surrounded by some bushes and some rotten flowers. The most thing that I see is that the farmers face is hidden so that must mean something. The farmer is trying to go somewhere from the way he horse is leading him. Next to the city it looks likes there’s more icebergs all the way in the back. Where the farmer is plowing its looks like there is cracks on the floor or on the side walk. I see a dead bird on top of something. It looks like it was on that for a long time. The water in the ocean seems to change colors. In the middle it’s clear but near the side its pretty dark. On the side the water has waves in it. To me the water looks black which could resemble the death of Icarus. In the water there is a mini island with tress around it. The boats shouldn’t be in the water because the rocks could be dangerous for them just in case they hit it. There seems to be some wind because the sail looks like it’s going to fall off. The farmer is also plowing downhill that may be a little difficult.