Pieter Bruegel invites us to study and to admire his work down to the tiniest element. He was a trained and experienced miniaturist, draughtsman and print designer: skills that combined with his brilliant painting technique enable us to read every image and every detail. Bruegel created a world of unprecedented visual richness: it is impossible to take in everything at once, as there is so much to see. Even experts who have studied his work for years are continually surprised by new discoveries. Alongside this rich viewing experience, Bruegel always offers layers of visual and intellectual meaning, expressed most clearly in the details. Not to forget the equally characteristic dollop of humour we find in the subtle and ironic way he approaches his fellow human beings and their universal and timeless foibles. Bruegel in Detail homes in on the extraordinary visual, technical and intellectual wealth of this master’s work. Every detail in Bruegel is packed with significance and relevance.
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