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Breughel: the Fascinating World of Flemish Art Paperback – 31 Jan 2013


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Silvana; 1 edition (31 Jan 2013)
  • Language: Italian
  • ISBN-10: 8836625479
  • ISBN-13: 978-8836625475
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 2.1 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,981,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This volume celebrates the Brueghel dynasty, a family of Flemish painters who made an indelible mark on the history of European art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
More than 100 selected paintings and drawings provide a wonderful opportunity to admire unique masterpieces: the beautiful snowy Northern European landscapes, rural scenes, village fêtes and still lifes, all of which strike us for their meticulous attention to detail.
The works are reflections on human existence, bringing together the sacred and the profane, faith and superstition, the cult of beauty and the seductive qualities of the grotesque.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phil on 17 Mar 2013
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In the absence of a product description, I ordered this book on the reasonable assumption that it would contain the paintings of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the most celebrated of all the painters who shared his name. In fact, it is made up almost entirely of paintings by his relatives. Using the title "Brueghel" in the singular, rather than "The Brueghels", borders on deliberate deception, so I have no compunction in awarding it just 2 stars. However, if you are interested in the paintings of the other Brueghels, I should point out that the quality of the prints is very good (even if many of them are of comparatively dull still lifes).
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