Hunters in an Outlook on a Mountain

August Leopold Venus German

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High in the mountains two hunters converse beneath a canopy of sundrenched leaves, while a third man climbs stairs that have been carved into the rockface. Contrasting with the warm brown tones of this human-altered landscape are the cool blues of the surrounding sky and distant hills, which effectively convey the figures’ altitude and imply, rather than show, the airy expanse around them.

Hunters in an Outlook on a Mountain, August Leopold Venus (German, Dresden 1843–1886 Pirna), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown ink, brush and blue watercolor

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