The Work

This painting shows an idealized landscape, with a large dovecote on the left, from which several doves are emerging. In the center, a man and a child are on an old footbridge. The child is gesturing toward the building, which suggests that it is the subject of their conversation. The dove is a bird that symbolizes peace. In the Bible, a dove returned to Noah’s Ark with an olive branch. It also represents the Holy Spirit.

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