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Oxford University Press, Jun 1, 1977 - Art - 216 pages
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder has enjoyed both admiration and popularity for four hundred years. Yet although his pictures have become familiar part of our lives, the artist himself remains a shadowy and misunderstood figure. Walter Gibson dispels the notion of Bruegel the simpleton peasant, instead, he shows us Bruegel the cultivated artist.

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I picked this up inspired by Michael Frayn's book 'Headlong' where the narrator enters into a possibly hairbrained pursuit after a possibly Breugel painting. This study is very readable, and helpful ... Read full review

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This slim volume is packed with insight about all of Bruegel's major works - the milieu of Flemish culture and his context among contemporaries and later imitators. The development of his work is well ... Read full review


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Walter S. Gibson is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University. His published works include "Pieter Bruegel""the Elder: Two Studies" (1993) and "Mirror of the Earth: The World Landscape in Flemish Painting of the Sixteenth Century" (1989). He lives in Vermont.

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