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Bruegel. The Complete Works

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 7.93 lb, 492 pages
New edition, only US$ 80
Original edition US$ 200
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Edition: English
Edition: English
Availability: November 2022
Discover the complete works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the most significant artist of Flemish Renaissance painting. This XL monograph gathers all 40 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 engravings—each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel’s time.

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Pieter Bruegel's complete works in highest resolution
The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/30–1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba’s brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content.

Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels.

This monograph is a testament to Bruegel’s evolution as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the institution of the Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions.

This collection captures all the breadth and splendid detail of Bruegel’s oeuvre like never before, and gathers all 40 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 engravings in pristine reproductions—each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel’s time.
The authors

Jürgen Müller holds the chair of Early Modern and Modern Art History at the Technical University of Dresden. He studied Art History at the universities of Bochum, Münster, Pisa, Paris, and Amsterdam, and has worked as an art critic and curator of numerous exhibitions. He is also the editor of TASCHEN’s movies by decade series.

Thomas Schauerte is the director of the municipal museums in Aschaffenburg. Until 2019 he was the manager of the Albrecht Dürer House, the City Museum and the art collections of the City of Nuremberg. He is a specialist in graphic art whose research focusses on Albrecht Dürer and the art of the Middle Ages and the Baroque period.

Bruegel. The Complete Works
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 7.93 lb, 492 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8361-9
Edition: English
Bruegel. The Complete Works
Bruegel.
The Complete Works
New edition, only US$ 80
Original edition US$ 200
Save US$ 120
Bruegel. The Complete Works