Painting Life: The Art of Pieter Bruegel, the Elder

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Robert Bonn, 2006 - Art - 173 pages
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Painting Life uniquely conveys the relevance of the paintings of the old Flemish master Pieter Bruegel, The Elder (1520/5-1590) for modern audiences. Based on extensive research and first-hand observation, Robert L. Bonn guides the reader through the scenes depicted in these remarkable works of art, including the something more so often imbedded in them - the social context in which they were painted, and how they relate to our lives today. Bonn clearly explains why Bruegel's paintings brilliantly capture the universal conditions of conflict, work, play, folly, and chaos, as well as innumerable pieces of biblical and folk wisdom. His paintings can be found in collections all over the world, including Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Rome, and Prague, to name a few.
 

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Contents

Vienna 1997
14
Antwerp and Brussels 1998
48
Rome and Naples 2001
74
From San Diego to Prague 2001 2004
91
New York City Today
125
Page Notes
146
Proverbs Depicted in The Netherlandish Proverbs
159
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Robert L. Bonn was professor of sociology at City University of New York (CUNY).

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