Pieter Bruegel

Parkstone International
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Pieter Brueghel was the first important member of a family of artists who were active for four generations. Firstly a drawer before becoming a painter later, he painted religious themes, such as Babel Tower, with very bright colours. Influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, he painted large, complex scenes of peasant life and scripture or spiritual allegories, often with crowds of subjects performing a variety of acts, yet his scenes are unified with an informal integrity and often with wit. In his work, he brought a new humanising spirit. Befriending the Humanists, Brueghel composed true philosophical landscapes in the heart of which man accepts passively his fate, caught in the track of time.
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Publisher
Parkstone International
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Published on
Mar 22, 2012
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781780427195
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / European
Art / General
Art / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Art / History / Renaissance
Art / Individual Artists / Monographs
Art / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes & Seascapes
Art / Techniques / Painting
Art / Techniques / Printmaking
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