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Description - Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Wilfred Seipel

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1528/30-1569) is one of the best-loved artists in the history of Western art. Famous for having elevated the status of landscape painting until it became a virtually independent genre, he is also considered to be the greatest 16th-century Flemish master of scenes from ordinary life. This volume presents the collection of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder belonging to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. It features 12 world-famous masterpieces: "The Tower of Babel", "Peasant Wedding", "Peasant Dance", "Hunters in the Snow", "Children's Games", "The Fight Between Carneval and Lent", "The Procession to Calvary", "The Gloomy Day", "The Return of the Herd", "The Peasant and the Nest Robber", "The Conversion of St Paul" and "Suicide of Saul".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788881183203
ISBN-10: 888118320X
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 240mm x 19mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 6-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: Italy

Book Reviews - Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Wilfred Seipel

UK Kirkus Review » Bruegel the Elder is one of the most popular artists in the history of Western art. Famous for having elevated the status of landscape painting until it became a virtually independent genre, he is also considered to be the greatest 16th-century master of scenes from ordinary life. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this beautifully illustrated volume presents the extraordinary paintings by Bruegel belonging to the museum - the most extensive collection of the artist's work in the world. Shown in full-colour, both in their entirety and in close-up details, are 12 outstanding masterpieces: 'The Tower of Babel', 'Peasant Wedding', 'Peasant Dance', 'Hunters in the Snow', 'Children's Games', 'The Fight Between Carneval and Lent', 'The Procession to Calvary', 'The Gloomy Day', 'The Return of the Herd', 'The Peasant and the Nest Robber', 'The Conversion of St Paul and Suicide of Saul'. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Wilfred Seipel

Edited by Wilfried Seipel, Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and renowned art historian and critic.