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Bruegel, Pieter, ca. 1525-1569.
e Artist : painter
Netherlandish Proverbs (detail).
b 117 x 163 cm.
c Oil on oak panel.
Design Date: 1559 (signed & dated).
Pieter Bruegel the Elder developed an original style that uniformly holds narrative, or story-telling, meaning. In subject matter he ranged widely, from conventional Biblical scenes and parables of Christ to such mythological portrayals as Landscape with the Fall of Icarus; religious allegories in the style of Hieronymus Bosch; and social satires. Popular in his own day, his works have remained consistently popular.
Style: Flemish Northern Renaissance.
School: Northern Renaissance.
Staatliche Museen, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, GemSldegalerie. ID=GBD
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup-detail of foreground center