Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel, known for his landscapes and village depictions living between 1525 and 1569, is the most important artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, he is also famous for genre painting with his printmaker, landscape and peasant scenes. He was a pioneer in bringing both subjects into focus in large paintings.
Bruegel, whose early artistic training apprenticed under his mentor, Flemish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst, moved to Antwerp, where after Van Aelst's death in 1550 he took his first assignment to help create a triptych altarpiece for the glove makers' guild. The guild system was important for advancing artistic careers, and his professional life began in St. It effectively started when he was elected to the Luke Guild.
Bruegel left Antwerp in 1552 for a long painting and research trip in Italy. Although he was not very influenced by the Italian-Renaissance style, the countryside he visited made a great impression on the young artist who would become known for his landscape works. After Bruegel returned to Antwerp in 1555, he began working as an engraver for the Dutch artist Hieronymus Cock. The engravings Bruegel produced for his employer often included humorous themes and motifs, which led to him being known as "Pieter the Droll". Trying to summarize the artist's intriguing personality, Van Mander described Bruegel as "a very quiet and cautious man. He was a man of few words, but loved to make people jump with unexpected jokes."
Pieter Bruegel Style
Later in his career, Bruegel created many landscape paintings, as well as a variety of works depicting religious stories and scenes from everyday life. Throughout his life, he saw a significant departure from the popular Italian Renaissance style, creating works that focused on landscape and contemporary life rather than the grand narratives favored by the Mediterranean masters of the past century. In doing so, he helped ensure that Renaissance art in Northern Europe flourished in its own unique direction and contributed to a Northern Renaissance style that inspired later artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt.
The fact that Bruegel lived through politically troubled times also increased speculation over the interpretation of his work. According to art historians Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen, Bruegel's persistent avoidance of iconography of Catholic saints and martyrs, despite the religious focus of much of his work, can be seen as a codified rejection of philosophy and bloodthirsty campaigns of the Counter-reformation. In a story that suggests Bruegel was quite conscious of the political significance of his work, Van Mander wrote, "Bruegel asked him to burn some of his works whose content would get him in trouble."
Pieter Bruegel Famous Paintings, Works
Bruegel, who died at the age of 44, went back; The Fall of Icarus (1558), The Struggle Between Carnival and Lent (1559), Tower of Babel (1563), Hunters in the Snow (1565), The Wedding Dance (1566), The Transfiguration of Paul (1567), The Magpie on the Gallows (1568) and more He left many works of art.
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