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Peter Bruegel the Elder: Artist of Abundance (An Illustrated Portrait of His Life, Era, and Art)
Peter Bruegel the Elder Artist of Abundance - An Illustrated Portrait of His Life, Era, and Art Author:H. Arthur Klein, Mina C. Klein From foreword: "This book is formed from the works and the life of an extraordinary artist: Peter Bruegel the Elder. His brief creative career ended four centuries ago in Brussels. Today his paintings and drawings, and the engravings made from them, are treasured in great museums and collections throughout the world. Bruegel occupies a remarkabl... more »e place in art. His name and pictorial ideas were never more important than now. Scholars and critics devote much attention to his works...Yet far more fascinating...are the pictures themselves. This fascination may touch you, too, from the reproductions in the following pages and from the enjoyment of still other great pictures that could not be included...
"This book...explores the essential Peter Bruegel the Elder, artist of abundance. It tells in words what can be trold with assurance about his wonderfully creative life. Primarily, though, it tells of that life and its times through his pictures, the products of that creativity. His pens and brushes were guided by one of the greatest visual imaginations in all art history. He spoke so eloquently to and for his era that he speaks also to us across the intervening centuries.« less