Olga's Gallery

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Land of Cockaigne.

1567. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Land of Cockaigne.

The Land of Cockaigne. In Dutch the Land of Cockaigne is Luikkerland, the land of lazy and gluttonous:
All you loafers and gluttons always lying about
Farmer, soldier and clerk, you live without work.
Here the fences are sausages, the houses are cake,
And the fowl fly roasted, ready to eat.