Pieter Bruegel
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Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel became known for his paintings, watercolors, and the engravings made from his drawings of allegories, biblical stories, landscapes, and peasant scenes. This biography follows Bruegel through Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Italy, discussing his childhood, apprenticeship to Pieter Coecke van Aelst, entry into Antwerp’s painter’s guild, work for artists Giulio Clovio and Hieronymus Cock, various patrons and commissions, family life, and how he used his work as political commentary against Spain’s mistreatment of the Low Countries, as well as his artistic style and perspective. Sidebars, a glossary, an index, and a phonetics section accompany easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of Bruegel’s artwork, including Children’s Games, The Tower of Babel, The Flight Into Egypt, and Peasant Wedding.