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or Brue·gel also Breu·ghel  (broi′gəl, bro͞o′-, brœ′-), Pieter Known as "the Elder." 1525?-1569.
Flemish painter noted for his landscapes and his lively genre scenes, including Peasant Wedding (c. 1567). His son Pieter (1564-1638?), known as "the Younger," is primarily remembered for his copies of his father's works, while another son, Jan (1568-1625), is frequently called "the Flower Brueghel" or "the Velvet Brueghel" for the silky detail of his still-life paintings.


(ˈbrɔɪɡəl; Flemish ˈbrøːxəl) ,




1. (Biography) Jan (jɑn). 1568–1625, Flemish painter, noted for his detailed still lifes and landscapes
2. (Biography) his father, Pieter (ˈpiːtər), called the Elder. ?1525–69, Flemish painter, noted for his landscapes, his satirical paintings of peasant life, and his allegorical biblical scenes
3. (Biography) his son, Pieter, called the Younger. ?1564–1637, Flemish painter, noted for his gruesome pictures of hell



(ˈbrɔɪ gəl, ˈbru-, ˈbrœ-)

1. Pieter the Elder, c1525–69, Flemish painter.
2. his sons, Jan, 1568–1625, and Pieter the Younger, 1564–1637?, Flemish painters.
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The only painter that interested him who was at all unexpected was Brueghel the Elder.
Brueghel gave me the impression of a man striving to express in one medium feelings more appropriate to expression in another, and it may be that it was the obscure consciousness of this that excited Strickland's sympathy.
Three years ago Nicholls completed another one-two with Ice Planet and Pieter Brueghel.
In a roughly twenty-five year span, between 1598 and 1625, Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder completed approximately two dozen paintings together of varying themes with each artist adhering to their specialization: Rubens, the figure, and Brueghel, the landscape background and its myriad details.
Barber Institute security officer Andrew Redman admires one of his latest charges, a spectacular still life by Abraham Brueghel which is on loan for the summer.
His much sought-after floral still lifes, along with those of Jan Brueghel the Elder, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, and Gillis van Coninxloo, which they surpassed in tonal quality and realism, mark the beginning of the great age of Dutch flower painting (3).
The 'sprint king' scored with Pax in 2002 and Pieter Brueghel last year, and Ice Planet looks to be coming to form at just the right time.
Pictures from Brueghel by William Carlos Williams inspired by Pieter Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus
With great forethought, there is a set of twenty-four color prints included that begins with The Battle between Carnaval and Lent by Pieter Brueghel and has twenty-three still shots from the video for more detailed discussion.
PIETER BRUEGHEL can give Dandy Nicholls a remarkable FIFTH victory in the last six runnings of the Ayr Gold Cup (3.
SPRINT King Dandy Nicholls lived up to his title yet again at Ripon as stablemates Ice Planet and Pieter Brueghel filled the first two places in the Great St Wilfrid Handicap.
In a workshop performance last spring, some of his changes seemed harsh: Aurora's christening appeared to be set in the hurly-burly of a Brueghel painting, and her birthday was celebrated in a high-class brothel, where her suitors tossed back shots between promenades.