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Four Drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art-technical Research

Book Contribution - Chapter

Bruegel. The Hand of the Master was the first ever exhibition to unite paintings, drawings and prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It was the result of six years of research that also involved input from numerous experts in the fields of art history, conservation and science. The focus is on insights derived from the artworks themselves. The results of the investigations into Bruegel's drawings and paintings using modern imaging techniques, the natural sciences and dendrochronology, as well as the observations by the paintings' restorers, provide brand-new information. The analysis of Bruegel's compositions and what he actually depicted (objects, clothes, gestures) is seen within the wider context of the life and times of the artist and his patrons. Rounded up by the latest research into Bruegel's life, the historical art market and previous attitudes to his oeuvre, the entire volume is intended to offer new directions for future study.
Book: Bruegel. The Hand of the Master. The 450 Anniversary Edition. Essays in Context
Pages: 52 - 64
Number of pages: 12
Publication year:2020