Pieter Bruegel: Drawing the World

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Edited by Eva Michel and Klaus Albrecht Schröder

With Essays by Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Eva Michel, and Laura Ritter

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569) was the greatest Dutch draftsman of the sixteenth century, his drawings highly valued in his lifetime, sold both as originals and through copperplate prints. Though he drew on a long pictorial tradition, he invested his drawings with powerful new subjects and forms, presenting a complicated visual world that was humorous and earthy, yet also astute and deeply critical of the society around him.

This lavishly illustrated catalog examines Bruegel’s artistic origins and provides an overview of his entire body of work, setting him in the context of forebears such as Hieronymous Bosch while also making a strong case for Bruegel’s many innovations in genres as widely diverse as landscape art and social satire.

Hardcover, 224 pages, 168 color plates

Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.25 x 1.25 inches

About the Authors:
Klaus Albrecht Schröder is an art historian and director of the Albertina, a museum in Vienna, Austria, with a focus on old master prints and drawings and twentieth-century art. Eva Michel is a curator at the Albertina, focusing on Dutch art from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.