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Description - Painting Life by Robert L. Bonn

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781884092121
ISBN-10: 1884092128
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 174
Imprint: Chaucer Press (imprint of Altschuler, Richard & Associates, Inc)
Publisher: Altschuler, Richard & Associates,US
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert L. Bonn

Robert L. Bonn has had a lifelong interest in art, especially the work of Pieter Bruegel, The Elder. He has enjoyed a career in sociology as professor at City University of New York, conducted research on religion, education, and criminal justice, and authored the noted textook Criminology (McGraw-Hill). His articles have been published in many periodicals, including The World and I, Criminal Justice Ethics, and Logos. Dr. Bonn has a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from New York University. He lives in Manhattan and Rome and travels extensively.