Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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.

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Bosch as Example

Bruegel makes the imagery of his predecessor his own and transforms it into a truly unique result. It has to do with formal and motive-based appropriation, from which the hybrid and grotesque creatures jump out most to the observer.

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