There is a lot to take a look at from this painting. My eyes were first drawn to what appears to be a church in the back left of the landscape. The distinct blue coloring seems to catch my attention, as the rest of painting showcase pink tones. What seems to be more a neutral, light colored painting is then contrasted with this church in the back, making me assume there is significance towards this building. Beyond this building, I was then tuned into the red sled found on the ice, towards the bottom right corner of the painting. Another focal point with distinct coloring, this time a harsher red. The trees also tend to stick out to me, as the texture makes them appear frail and thin — must have required a lot of stability when painting!
What’s interesting to me is how Brusati depicts perspective in Dutch pairing, and the two points I notice seem to come at different perspectives of the landscape, one further in the distance while one closer to the viewpoint. A cooler color in the back while the warmer color appears closer. Could or couldn’t be intention, but I found myself thinking on that idea while glancing through the painting.