Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty
'This book, written in conjunction with an exhibit that showcases the depth and breadth of the Bruegel clan, provides a history of the family along with visually dazzling key works.' - BruegelNow
This companion book to an exhibition at The Holburne Museum in Bath explores the development and diversity of the legendary Bruegel dynasty - a dynasty that stretched over four generations and 150 years. From the proverb pictures and peasant festivals of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his eldest son Pieter Brueghel the Younger to the exquisite flower pieces of Jan 'Velvet' Brueghel and the captivating cabinet paintings of Jan van Kessel, the book explores the fundamental role that the Bruegel family played in the key artistic developments of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty investigate themes that were common throughout the generations such as the enduring interest in the natural world and the role of close observation from life. The book's new research findings also unravels mysteries, exploring how Bruegel's sons were able to emulate their father's model despite having no access to his paintings.
An essential read for scholars and non-specialists alike.
- Author: Amy Orrock
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Date published: February 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1781300527
- Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 19.7cm