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Pieter Bruegel the Elder : C. 1526/31-1569: Peasants, Fools, and Demons (Reprint) (Hardcover)

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The sense of a scene: Pieter Bruegel’s mastery of composition and community
The great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder(c. 1525–1569) was an astoundingly inventive painter and draftsman, who made his art historical mark withbeautiful, evocative landscapes as well as religious subjects, both notable for theirvernacular language and attention to everyday, contemporary life.Immersing himself in rural or small-town communities, Bruegel is particularly notable for his depiction ofpeasant experience and folk culture, earning the artist nickname “Peasant Bruegel.” Whether hunters shivering in the snow or a boisterous country fair, Bruegelraised the farming, festivals, gatherings, and games of peasant culture to the status of high art. Bruegel’s imposing religious and moral subjects, meanwhile, such asThe Triumph of Death and The Tower of Babel are as awestriking and influential today as they were in the 16th century, inspiring contemporary culture fromThe Lord of the Rings cinematic battle scenes to Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld. From the corn harvest to the conversion of Saul, from quaint wedding processions to Christ’s road to Calvary, this book brings together the rich range of Bruegel’s subjects to introduce his powerful compositions of both biblical and earthly tableaux.
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
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 95.0
Genre: Art
Series Title: Basic Art 2.0
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Rose-Marie Hagen & Rainer Hagen
Language: English
Street Date: September 17, 2015
TCIN: 50117569
UPC: 9783836553063
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9665

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