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family of painters: see BruegelBruegel,
or Breughel
, outstanding family of Flemish genre and landscape painters. The foremost, Pieter Bruegel, the Elder, c.
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, Bruegel, Breughel
1. Jan . 1568--1625, Flemish painter, noted for his detailed still lifes and landscapes
2. his father, Pieter , called the Elder. ?1525--69, Flemish painter, noted for his landscapes, his satirical paintings of peasant life, and his allegorical biblical scenes
3. his son, Pieter, called the Younger. ?1564--1637, Flemish painter, noted for his gruesome pictures of hell
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The Breughel was among a group of 17 paintings from an anonymous West Coast estate consigned to Sotheby's by New York Fine Art Appraisers (NYFAA), an appraisal and art advisory firm.
Jones drives home this sense of loss and misadventure in his reference to Pieter Breugel the Elder's The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind (1568): "the stumbling dark of the blind, that Breughel knew about" (31).
Painter Pieter Breughel the Elder's interpretation of Cockaigne was a depiction of overindulgence that engaged basic needs and desires.
I see failed utopias." Also the paintings of Breughel, Eastern miniatures and Asian frescoes serve as design sources.
Rabb sees Pieter Breughel as the prophet of this new vision with his painting The Massacre of the Innocents, in which the biblical scene has been transferred to Europe.
At one point he remarks that the place is "as rich in birds and animals as a Breughel painting," as if he is attempting to reduce nature to what he has read as a familiar, contained, cultural experience:
Upon finishing this remarkable novel, I was reminded of Pieter Breughel's 16th century painting, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, in which a winged figure in the far distance plunges into the sea, completely undetected by the surrounding figures on land.
Influences on his art--and his conception of what art should be doing--run from Bosch and Durer to Breughel and Goya.