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Bruegel (World of Art)

Bruegel (World of Art)
Author: Walter S. Gibson
ISBN 13: 9780500201565
ISBN 10: 500201560
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1985-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $14.95

Although Pieter Bruegel's pictures have been celebrated throughout the past four hundred years, the artist himself remains a shadowy and misunderstood figure. In a volume which will widen the understanding and enhance the enjoyment of Bruegel's many admirers, Walter Gibson illuminates the sixteenth-century world in which the artist lived. He analyzes the different strands of Bruegel's inspiration, examines his works, and considers his influence on later artists. Dispelling the notion of Bruegel the simpleton peasant, the author shows us Bruegel the cultivated artist, satisfying an urban society's pleasure in moralizing tales and proverbs, rooted in the rich, bourgeois, brilliant Antwerp of the Flemish Renaissance. 153 illus., 20 in color

"Clear and well-constructed...an impressive achievement." --The Times Literary Supplement