On this day in 1569 died one of the greatest Dutch Renaissance painters and printmakers Pieter Bruegel the Elder. And the first painting you see here was final one in his life. Want to know more about the artist? Go here.
Bruegel’s style is defined by inclination towards compositions with numerous figures and infinite landscape. It wasn’t just an artistic whim, but a completely new aesthetic conception, when a human being is seen as something tiny and insignificant and depicted just to emphasize the grandeur of nature.
So let’s have a closer look at some details of Bruegel’s canvases.
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