Pieter Bruegel

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 1, 2002 - Art - 352 pages
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Famous for his robust scenes of peasant life and his incomparable mountain landscapes, the beloved 16th-century artist Pieter Bruegel is generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the Renaissance. This book, the most up-to-date monograph on Bruegel, incorporates the latest art-historical research and new information gleaned from recent restoration of his work. The authors, an art historian and a painting conservator, each bring their special expertise to bear on the many outstanding questions about the artist's life, technique, and the often enigmatic meaning of his paintings.

Bruegel's enduring appeal brought huge crowds to a recent show of his drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Lavishly illustrated not only with Bruegel's paintings, drawings, and engravings but also with telling details and archival material rarely or never shown elsewhere, this sumptuous book on this enormously popular artist will find a wide audience.

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User Review  - hsifeng - LibraryThing

Bascially the best collection of Bruegel's work I have ever found. I know he isn't entirely perfect reference for early period German, but his work is so perfect in it's detail that I LOVE him! Read full review

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Although he painted landscapes, biblical events and even scenes of otherworldly debauchery reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, 16th-century Flemish painter Bruegel is probably best known for his scenes ... Read full review


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Roberts-Jones works at the Academie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique and is a member of the Institut de France.

Roberts-Jones is the Chief Painting Conservator at the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels.

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