Bruegel - The Hand of the Master
The 450th Anniversary Edition
- A scholarly title commemorating the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- This essay volume is based on the papers held during 2018's Bruegel Symposium at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
‘Essays in Context’: all results of the investigations into Bruegel’s drawings and paintings collected in a special anniversary edition
The focus is on insights derived from the artworks themselves. The results of the investigations into Bruegel’s drawings and paintings using modern imaging techniques, the natural sciences and dendrochronology, as well as the observations by the paintings’ restorers, provide brand-new information. The analysis of Bruegel’s compositions and what he actually depicted (objects, clothes, gestures) is seen within the wider context of the life and times of the artist and his patrons. Rounded up by the latest research into Bruegel’s life, the historical art market and previous attitudes to his oeuvre, the entire volume is intended to offer new directions for future study.Five essays by the curators, initially only available in the e-book version of the 2018 exhibition catalogue, are included too.
Bruegel’s inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power, and this volume, containing 24 essays and more than 500 illustrations, provides a comprehensive survey of the artist’s oeuvre and will be an indispensable resource for Bruegel fans and scholars alike.
- Hannibal Books
- 13th Apr 2020
- World excluding France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy
- 280 mm x 240 mm
- 496 Pages
- 130 color, 160 b&w