Dune Landscape by Moonlight,1635, oil on oak by Adriaen Brouwer, Flemish, 1605-1638. Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany.
Active in Flanders in the 17th century, Brouwer concentrated on expressing human emotions of pain and fear. He works carry themes of debauchery, drunkenness and foolishness.
A prolific painter, many of Brouwer’s works were among those destroyed or listed as missing after World War II. If a painting was not in its original location, it was listed as missing even though it might have been in another gallery.