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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.


(Biography) a variant spelling of Brueghel



(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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Contract notice: total public performance contract for the rehabilitation of the breughel residence
Artists included cover a range of countries, centuries and styles: Breughel, Klimt, Munch and Turner, as well as lesser known painters.
Nane calve e sdentate vanno su e giu per i viscidi scalini, appoggiandosi a bastoni, a grucce, traballando sulle gambine corte, alzando il ginocchio fino al mento per salire sul gradino, o si trascinano carponi, mugolando e sbavando: paiono mostriciattoli di Breughel o di Bosch, e un giorno una ne vedemmo Jack ed io, seduta sulla soglia di un antro con un cane malato in braccio.
CD: From the Dead Sea Scrolls: Kathros upsanterin; Sonata; Three Vocalises for Peter Breughel.
Quant a la <<violence>> et a <<La Grande Frousse>> et ses nombreux avatars, priere de revisiter, pres du CHUM et de la Prison des patriotes, la Place d'Armes, le Monument a Maisonneuve et la Cathedrale : du vrai Breughel, en plein Montreal.
The era of expansion begins with the Renaissance--the show opened with a mid-sixteenth-century drawing from the Pieter Breughel circle depicting the artist at work accompanied by an onlooker--and culminates in the nineteenth century, when "images of the studio were observed, staged, and invented," acting as "pedagogical spaces, venues for social gatherings, places for the display of art, entirely imaginary, and more.
When Comfort published an expanded version of this essay in book form in 1946, he eulogized Pieter Breughel, The Elder as a proto-romantic, illustrating his Triumph of Death (Fig.
The critical modern association is surely Van Gogh's Wheatfield with Crows (1890), which, vaguely following Breughel, conceives its birds as angels of an ineffable melancholy.
It's the idea of combining art and religion in something equally precious") from the 1500s; the Rhodes Missal of 1504 (a richly illuminated manuscript on vellum); a Breughel masterpiece Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist in a Landscape; 17th and 18th century prints from the Bible Museum in Amsterdam; and a Konstantinos Parthenis work of humble beauty (entitled simply Madonna and Child) which was the artist's gift to his own daughter on her 21st birthday.
Each single Breughel Baby, as I called them, was my day's work, although they often took minutes to make, not hours.
Oh, we had more than 50 cafes in Dworp,'' she said of the bucolic village 10 miles south of Brussels, part of a hilly area of pastures whose landscapes, and beers, figured in the paintings of the famous artist Breughel.
Van Breughel et at (3) reported a range of absorption peaks in 420, 445, 470, 560, 630, 690 and 730 nm and a general decrease in absorption at longer wavelengths and concluded that several molecules in fibroblasts serve as photoacceptors and absorb special wavelengths.