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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.
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(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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Yn rhai o ddarnau cyntaf y gyfrol cyfeirir sawl gwaith at hanes Icarws ac at y ddelwedd drasig ohono yn narlun Breughel, gan fyfyrio ar ddifrawder dyn yn wyneb dioddefaint eraill, neu'n hytrach, efallai, ein diffyg ymwybyddiaeth o ing ac alaeth ein cyd-ddyn.
David suggests that they instead go see Breughel and Hieronymus Bosch (KL/EH 422.1, f29, c37, p29).
Artists included cover a range of countries, centuries and styles: Breughel, Klimt, Munch and Turner, as well as lesser known painters.
Michael Field thus anticipates the theme of the banality of tragedy in Auden's famous ekphrastic poem "Musee des Beaux Arts." (25) Auden's poem interprets Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a tiny Icarus plunges into the sea in a corner, while the farmer goes on plowing and, as Auden writes, a ship "sail[s] calmly on" (1.
(2) Leo van PUYVELDE, La peinture flamande au siecle de Bosch et Breughel, Elsevier, Bruselas, 1962, pp.
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.
Three Vocalises For Peter Breughel: For Female Voice, Magnetic Tape and Chamber Ensemble, 1979.
Kurelek's 1973 drawing The Isaacs Gallery Workshop (5) (Messenger 2011 and Kurelek's O Toronto) recalls Breughel's group paintings.
Elderfield's brief proposed a "history of the painting of studios" that comprised "a period of expansion followed by one of retraction." 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." The epoch of contraction starts with modern art, particularly that of the early twentieth century, when the most innovative exploration of the theme of the studio was "reduced to basically ...
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.