The essay "The Harvesters: Wood Painting Artwork" talks about an oil on wood painting artwork that was originally done in the year 1565 by Pieter Bruegel. One thing that can be noted about this painting is that it is realistic. This can be seen in the way Pieter Bruegel chose to use real people in the portrait. He shows an exhausted man, people eating their food due to anger and another group working in the field before they can take a break. The most prominent color in the portrait is yellow. The accent colors in the portrait include red and blue. The other colors that include dark green and grayish blue are muted. The white color of the shirts that are worn by the laborers echoes the grayish color of the sky.
In this piece of art, it can be easily noted that the artist had the intention emphasizing the superiority of nature. This can be seen in his choice to make sure that all man made things in the portrait are made as insignificant as possible. The mood in the artwork is determined by the light from the sun that gives the idea of heat that the harvesters are subject as a result of the light of the sun. The author chooses to make the harvesters small so that he can make them insignificant, so that much focus will remain on the landscape. Just like in most of the work done with work done by Pieter Bruegel, the use of a blend of simplicity and deception can be seen in this portrait. Looking at the art work anybody will agree that the depiction of landscape is very simple.