Boerenbruegel is the epitheton ornans that usually accompanied the artist. For many, he is the painter par excellence of the festival-celebrating peasant folk. Nonetheless, there are actually very few examples seen of this.
The year 2019 marks the 450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's (ca. 1525/1530 - 1569) death. His view on humanity, translated into paintings, drawings and prints takes us back to the second and third quarters of the sixteenth century.
His work covers an extensive number of themes: the rustic and folkloric life, epic (winter) landscapes, seascapes and religious-moralistic or humanistic inspired works. Bruegel was a shrewd observer of the condition humaine, which he processed with his extraordinary technical abilities in a personal manner.