Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map






Jan Brueghel the Elder




 


Jan Brueghel the Elder

(b Brussels, 1568; d Antwerp, 13 Jan 1625).

byname Velvet Bruegel, Dutch Jan Bruegel De Oudere, or Fluwelen Bruegel, Bruegel also spelled Brueghel, or Breughel Flemish painter known for his still lifes of flowers and for his landscapes.

The second son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, born just before his father's death, he was reared by a grandmother and learned his art in Antwerp. In his youth, he went to Italy, where he painted under the patronage of Cardinal Federigo Borromeo, and later, in 1610, he was appointed court painter to the archdukes of Habsburg Austria. He worked primarily in Antwerp and was a friend of Peter Paul Rubens, with whom he sometimes collaborated in painting flowers, landscape, and animals in canvases in which Rubens supplied the human figures; an example is the “Adam and Eve in Paradise” (1620).

His son Jan Bruegel II (1601–78) was also a painter, whose subjects and techniques were similar to (and often indistinguishable from) Jan Bruegel's.


 


 


Garden of Eden

1612
Oil on copper, 50,3 x 80,1 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome


 

The Original Sin

1616
Oil on wood, 52 x 83,5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


 

The Original Sin
(detail)
1616
Oil on wood, 52 x 83,5 cm (full painting)
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


 

The Sense of Hearing

1618
Oil on panel, 65 x 107 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


 

The Sense of Sight

1617
Oil on panel, 65 x 109 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


 

The Sense of Sight
(detail)
1618
Oil on panel
Museo del Prado, Madrid


 

The Sense of Taste

1618
Oil on panel, 64 x 108 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


 

Landscape of Paradise and the Loading of the Animals in Noah's Ark 
1596 

 


Diana And Actaeon

 
 

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