Pieter Bruegel

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Pieter Bruegel

The Renaissance was a period of time between the 1400’s and the 1700’s, where new views of art and science were created. There were many important figures in this time period. Artists contributed a lot of information to the Renaissance in their art. Among these great artists was a Flemish artist by the name of Pieter Bruegel. Bruegel was significant to the Renaissance era because of his remarkable paintings that showed everyday life scenes during the Renaissance period in Europe. EARLY LIFE

Bruegel‘s time was much different than life as we know it now. Pieter Bruegel was born around 1527, near Netherlands. He was most likely born in the town of Bruegel, Brabant (Gibson 13). Like many young boys during the Renaissance, Bruegel studied his father’s craft, which was art. Bruegel was most likely one of the more wealthy residents of Netherlands. This enabled him to attend school at a young age. Though most of Bruegel’s early life is unknown, we can infer how everyday life may have been during the Renaissance. Pieter Bruegel was taught more in depth about art shortly after his childhood. EDUCATION

Pieter Bruegel had a great education. Bruegel’s teachers were skilled artists. Claude Dorizi, one of Bruegel’s teachers, was an art dealer in Malines. Another one of Bruegel’s teachers was Pieter Coeke. At the age of about 34, Bruegel entered the painters’ guild at Antwerp(Gibson 13-15). There, he improved his painting skills and learned how to paint more realistic scenes. Bruegel later started painting both religious and everyday common place scenes. This shows that Bruegel’s education really seemed to develop his painting skills into a new level of artist expression.

Bruegel accomplished a lot in his life. Some of Bruegel’s most famous works are Peasant Wedding and The Triumph of...
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