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Monday, February 14, 2011

Bruegel, Pieter the Elder


The Tower of Babel
1563
Oil on oak panel
114 x 155 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

Bruegel, Pieter the Elder (1525?-1569)
Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes.
He is sometimes referred to as "Peasant Bruegel" to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which "Bruegel" is being referred to.