Jacob van Ruisdael, 1628/9? - 1682 A Landscape with a Ruined Castle and a Church about 1665-70 Oil on canvas, 109 x 146 cm Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876 NG990
Jacob van Ruisdael, A Landscape with a Ruined Castle and a Church, 1665-70, National Gallery (UK)
  1. What features of the landscape stand out in this painting?
  2. How is nature depicted in the painting?
  3. What do you think is the significance of the ruins of the castle in the right foreground of the painting?
  4. How does this painting present the relationship between human beings and nature?
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