At a time when artists were still primarily occupied with religious or mythological subject matter, the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-1569) turned his eye on the everyday.
Most of Bruegel’s 45 surviving works, which are all reproduced in this book, record the facts of 16th-century life in rural communities or small towns. In this title in the Basic Art Series, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen outline Bruegel’s account of his society and times, and the relevance that account has for us today.
A part of TASCHEN's art series, this biography features a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his cultural and historical importance. It also includes approximately 100 illustrations.