Bruegel (Phaidon Color Library) (PB)

Bruegel (Phaidon Color Library) (PB)

 
 
 
 
 
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Pieter Bruegel (c.1525-69) was perhaps the greatest sixteenth-century Flemish painter and he is certainly the most popular today. Surprisingly, fewer than fifty of his works have survived, though his episodes from peasant life, landscapes and religious paintings are familiar to all. To each of these themes Bruegel brought remarkable gifts of observation, an unfailing sense of line and a dazzling use of colour. The gaity and heartiness of his scenes of contemporary life are, however, tinged with a wry pessimism; he was a shrewd judge of human nature and his use of Flemish proverbs allowed him to instruct and entertain at the same time. His message is as fresh today as it was four hundred years ago; and his scenes of destruction and terror no less than his paintings of unbridled enjoyment will doubtless be relevant for many generations to come.

The introductory essay by Keith Roberts, has been revised and enlarged with 48 full-page colour plates, notes and black-and-white comparative illustrations by Christopher Brown, who is Chief Curator of the National Gallery, London.

Product Code 1015121
Author Keith Roberts
Publisher Phaidon
Published August 1998
Format Paperback
Pages 128
b&W illustrations 36
colour illustrations 50
Dimensions 22.2 x 0.6 x 30.5 cm
ISBN 9780714822396
GTIN 9780714822396
Dimensions 225 mm X 305 mm
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