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Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. The most obvious influence on his art is the older Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, particularly in Bruegel's early "demonological" paintings such as The Triumph of Death and Dulle Griet (Mad Meg). It was in nature, however, that he found his greatest inspirations as he is identified as being a master of landscapes. It was in these landscapes that Bruegel created a story, with almost several scenes seemingly combined in one painting. There are about 45 authenticated surviving paintings, one-third of which are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. A number of others are known to have been lost.   more from wikipedia »


Hunters in the Snow February 1565

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus circa 1555

The Tower of Babel c1563

The Parable of the Sower 1557

Childrens Games

Hunters in the Snow

The Tower of Babel c1563

The Peasants Wedding 1568

The Triumph of Death circa 1562

Sprin Haymakers

Peasant Wedding

The Dark Day from the Series The Seasons 1565

Childrens Games 1560

Detail of The Triumph of Death

The Road to Calvary 1564

Spring: Gardeners Sheep Shearers and Peasants Merrymaking

Return of the Hunters 1565

Village Wedding Feast

Peasant Dance

Peasant Wedding (Bauernhochzeit) 1568

The Seven Acts of Mercy

Landscape with the Fall of Ikarus

Fight Between Carnival and Lent 1559

Peasants Dance

Wedding Dance

Tower of Babel c1563

Jesus Carrying the Cross or the Way to Calvary 1564

The Blue Cloak 1559

Dulle Griet (Mad Meg)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels c1562

Winter (Hunters in the Snow)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels 1562

Census at Bethlehem

Return of the Hunters

The Battle Between Carnival and Lent

Childrens Games (Kinderspiele) 1560

Cutting out the Stone of Madness or an Operation on the Head

Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap 1565

The Dutch Proverbs

Childrens Games

Land of Cockaigne 1567

The Return of the Herd

Census at Bethlehem

Triumph of Death circa 1562

A Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap

The Tower of Babel c1563

Bruegel: Peasant Dance

Bruegel: Painter 1565

Childrens Games

Detail of The Triumph of Death