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Pieter Bruegel the Elder Storm at Sea oil painting


Storm at Sea
Painting ID::  71752
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Storm at Sea
Storm at Sea

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Magpie on the Gallows - detail oil painting


The Magpie on the Gallows - detail
Painting ID::  72291
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Magpie on the Gallows - detail
1568, Oil on panel cjr

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Magpie on the Gallows oil painting


Magpie on the Gallows
Painting ID::  73919
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Magpie on the Gallows
1568, Oil on panel cyf

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder De Dulle Griet oil painting


De Dulle Griet
Painting ID::  74659
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
De Dulle Griet
c. 1563 Oil on wood 115 X 161 cm

   
   
     

Pieter Bruegel the Elder De Dulle Griet oil painting


De Dulle Griet
Painting ID::  76176
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
De Dulle Griet
Deutsch: um 1563 English: c. 1563 Medium Oil on wood Dimensions Deutsch: 115 ?? 161 cm cyf

   
   
     

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     Pieter Bruegel the Elder
     (Dutch pronunciation:c. 1525 - 9 September 1569) was a Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (Genre Painting). He is sometimes referred to as "Peasant Bruegel" to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which "Bruegel" is being referred to. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel. There are records that he was born in Breda, Netherlands, but it is uncertain whether the Dutch town of Breda or the Belgian town of Bree, called Breda in Latin, is meant. He was an apprentice of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, whose daughter Mayken he later married. He spent some time in France and Italy, and then went to Antwerp, where in 1551 he was accepted as a master in the painter's guild. He traveled to Italy soon after, and then returned to Antwerp before settling in Brussels permanently 10 years later. He received the nickname 'Peasant Bruegel' or 'Bruegel the Peasant' for his alleged practice of dressing up like a peasant in order to mingle at weddings and other celebrations, thereby gaining inspiration and authentic details for his genre paintings. He died in Brussels on 9 September 1569 and was buried in the Kapellekerk. He was the father of Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder. Both became painters, but as they were very young children when their father died, it is believed neither received any training from him.

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