Bruegel: The Complete Graphic Works
The complete graphic work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, published in one luxurious edition.
One of the greatest Netherlandish artists, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525/301569) is best known today for his paintings of peasant life. Yet it was, above all, through his exceptional graphic work that he achieved widespread fame during the sixteenth century. Bruegel offers readers the opportunity to get up close and personal with Bruegels famous prints, reproduced at actual size. The book provides a wonderful showcase of Bruegels imaginary world, featuring meticulous reproductions of his preparatory drawings and finished prints depicting Italian landscapes, the seven deadly sins, extraordinary figures, and more. Essays by a distinguished group of Bruegel scholars open the book. They discuss the Royal Library of Belgiums collection of Bruegel prints; the results of the Fingerprint research project; Bruegel as draftsman and printmaker; Bruegels editions, in particular his collaboration with Hieronymus Cock; and the posthumous survival of his art.
This luxurious book accompanies a major exhibition at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, a center of Bruegel scholarship that holds an unparalleled collection of the artists graphic work.