Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1525-1569: Peasants, Fools and Demons

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1525-1569: Peasants, Fools and Demons

by Rose-Marie Hagen, Rainer Hagen
     
 

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An eye on the everyday: Bruegel's account of his society and times

At a time when artists were still primarily occupied with religious or mythological subject matter, the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-1569) turned his eye on the everyday.

Most of Bruegel’s 45 surviving works, which are all reproduced in this book, record the

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An eye on the everyday: Bruegel's account of his society and times

At a time when artists were still primarily occupied with religious or mythological subject matter, the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-1569) turned his eye on the everyday.

Most of Bruegel’s 45 surviving works, which are all reproduced in this book, record the facts of 16th century life in rural or small town communities. In this title in the Basic Art Series, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen outline the Bruegel’s account of his society and times, and the relevance that account has for us today.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822859919
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Basic Art Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
813,694
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.30(d)

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