Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder – most significant artist of Dutch

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, who was born probably in Breda on c.1535. the vigorous landscape painter, most of the time depicts funny scenes of peasants' life. He was a great artist from the 16th century and had signed many arts, so he was a known and renowned artist from the 16th century. 

 The atmosphere and transformation of oneself

Although he was born in Breda, he settled fairly early in Antwerp, where he became a master in the painters' Guild of Saint Luke between 1551 and 1552. Between 1555 and 1563, Bruegel made over forty designs for engravings. When he went on a trip to Italy, he began a long-standing association with Hieronymus Cock. At the Four Winds, the Antwerp of the Latter publishing house made prints on various subjects, from parables to landscapes. Though he was engaged in the legacy of calendar scenes, Bruegel's emphasis is not on the labors that mark each season but on the atmosphere and transformation of the landscape itself. All his compositions suggest an insightful and universal vision of the world, which Pieter Bruegel, the elder, created. He breathed his last in 1569, creating a world of great painting. 

Famous artwork

  • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, 1558 – this painting was solely made from the real-life event where Pieter's father tried to save him from an accident and did not listen and ended up injured.
  • The triumph of death, 1562 –shows the battle-stricken landscape showing the complex style of the painter. 
  • The tower of babel, in 1563 – he painted three different paintings of the tower of babel, he depicts the etiological myth in the old testament. It Is one of his most famous artwork. 
  • The fall of rebel angels, in 1562 – this painting is influenced by religion, and it is also based on the theme of virtues and sin.