Allegories of the Four Elements: Air; Fire; Water; Earth.
17th c Flemish Baroque Painting
Jan BRUEGHEL, the elder (aka Velvet Brueghel)
(active Brussels, 1568 - 1625, Antwerp)
Oil on canvas
Lyon. Musée des Beaux Arts.
Top left: Air (nymph holding an astrolobe and feathers with the chariot of Apollo in the distance). Top right: Fire (Venus asks her husband Vulcan to make weapons for Aeneas). Bottom left: Water (Amphitrite). Bottom right: Earth (Ceres with a cornucopia).