The Land of Milk and Honey (1567)

Bruegel the Elder, Pieter (c.1525-1569)

The Land of Milk and Honey
Oil on oak, 51.5 x 78.3 cm
Alte PinakothekMunich

The theme broached here is human wrongdoing that includes idleness and gluttony. It pervades all social classes, as shown by representatives of the three social groups—the soldier, peasant and man of letters. Lethargy and surrendering to vice are closely linked to one another. (APM)