Foreword by Geert Bourgeois * Preface by Sabine Haag * Introduction to the exhibition by Elke Oberthaler, Sabine Penot, Manfred Sellink and Ron Spronk, with Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt * Short Biography of Pieter Bruegel the Elder * Cat. nos. 1 to 87 * Separate E-book featuring five essays
A major monograph on the artist widely regarded as the 16th century's greatest Netherlandish painter, published to mark the 450th anniversary of his death.
Manfred Sellink is the director of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, and is the author of Bruegel: The Complete Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Ron Spronk is Professor of Art History at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to his professorship at Queen's, Spronk also holds the Jheronimus Bosch Chair at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Sabine Penot is Curator of Netherlandish and Dutch Paintings, Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) at Vienna, Austria. Elke Oberthaler is Head of Painting Conservation at Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) at Vienna, Austria.
'As interesting to the layman as to the expert. Layer after layer,
works are analysed, explored and decoded' - The Times
'For those who can't get to Vienna to view this wondrous gathering of paintings, drawings and engravings by art's great original' - Standpoint
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