August Van Hier, Winter Landscape With Sunset & Figures

August Van Hier, Winter Landscape With Sunset & Figures

This absorbing oil painting by artist August Van Hier captures a wintery landscape immersed in the omnipresent drama of a setting sun. Light seems to flicker like fire as it shimmers from the ground. While a broken horizontal of burnt sienna slices between clouds. Sparse trees and a distant spire gently interrupt the bleak scenery.

Van Hier’s inclusion of the figures creates a sense of poignancy - a reflective mood perhaps. The notion of these wandering nomads heading towards the final embers of the day conjures up unusual associations. There’s an apocalyptic air - a quiet resignation.

Signed in the lower left and held within a later swept frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 41” x 29” / 105cm x 74cm
Year of creation: c. 1920
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.