The Master


A major monograph on the artist widely regarded as the 16th century’s greatest Netherlandish painter, published to mark the anniversary of his death 450 years ago


ISBN: 9780500239841 Category:

Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, Sabine PĂ©not, Elke Oberthaler


On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel 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. Bruegel’s inventions and stories create artworks with a timeless power.

Additional information

Weight 1937 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 January 2019
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.6 cm
Weight 1937 g


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