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Bruegel's winter scenes : historians and art historians in dialogue

Author: Tine Meganck; Sabine van Sprang
Publisher: Brussels : Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium : Mercatorfonds, New Haven ; London : Distributed outside Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by Yale University Press. [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This focused volume presents a deep exploration and new interpretations of the winter paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569). By applying new methodological approaches and interdisciplinary research to these masterpieces of Flemish Renaissance art, including Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap (1565) and The Census at Bethlehem (1566), both at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tine Meganck; Sabine van Sprang
ISBN: 9780300236927 0300236921 9789462302235 9462302235
OCLC Number: 1089743557
Notes: Publié également en français sous le titre: Bruegel et l'hiver.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (principalement en couleur) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: edited by Tine Luk Meganck and Sabine van Sprang.

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"This focused volume presents a deep exploration and new interpretations of the winter paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569). By applying new methodological approaches and interdisciplinary research to these masterpieces of Flemish Renaissance art, including Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap (1565) and The Census at Bethlehem (1566), both at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the book offers an enhanced understanding of the painter's relationship to his time and the extent to which his winter landscapes were meant to reflect real-life situations. After tracing how these paintings have been understood over time, the essays propose new insights into such issues as whether Bruegel depicts the plight of the local populace during winter and whether The Census at Bethlehem challenges or reaffirms central power structures. Abundantly illustrated, Bruegel's Winter Scenes is both a thorough examination and a celebration of these widely admired images."--Site web du distributeur.

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