Bruegel: The Master - the exhibition catalogue from The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Bruegel: The Master

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'The lavishly illustrated Bruegel: The Master, published to accompany the exhibition, is informative and readable. Contributors wear their knowledge refreshingly lightly, even as they update you on the latest research.' - The Times

A richly illustrated monograph on Bruegel 

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525/30-1569) the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is mounting the first-ever large monograph exhibition of the leading Netherlandish painter of the 16th century. Only around forty paintings by Bruegel have survived, which is why museums and private collectors are right to count Bruegel's paintings among their most precious and fragile holdings. Bruegel's popularity continues to be informed by his often socio-critical but always varied, entertaining and powerful compositions.

They invite the spectator both to begin an artistic discourse with the work and to reflect on the complexity of its content. This spectacular catalogue invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Netherlandish master. The results of recent research on materials and techniques allow us to focus on Bruegel's creative process: his perfect handling and execution, his virtuoso use of colour and his draughtsmanship - these are some of the many mysteries of this great artist.

One of The Times art books of the year.

  • Author: Manfred Sellink, director of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Hardcover: 304 pages | 320 illustrations
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500239841
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 24.0 cm

'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

'The formidable catalogue is a more approachable - certainly more convenient - way of appreciating the myriad detail of Bruegel's paintings ' - The Jackdaw

'lavishly illustrated…informative and readable. Contributors wear their knowledge lightly, even as they update you on the latest research' - The Times, Art Books of the Year

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