An early master of genre painting, Pieter Bruegel was renowned for his ability to stock his compositions with rich and complex motifs that engage and captivate viewers. Emerging as an artist in the midst of the religious and artistic change of the Reformation, Bruegel used his skills in printmaking, drawing and painting to create an oeuvre of rich studies of humanity and its intricacies. Whether highlighting a Netherlandish proverb or poking fun at humankind’s shortcomings, Bruegel could compel the viewer to dig deeper into his works with the amazing array of details he could incorporate.
With 3 titles covering different aspects of Bruegel’s work, Musebooks has something for everyone interested in the iconic 16th-century artist. The Complete Works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (€2.99 / $2.99) gives an overview of all of Bruegel’s work and highlights some of the most important with short texts and extra detail images. To go more in depth into Bruegel’s works, readers can check out Bruegel – The Complete Paintings, Drawings, and Prints (€15.95 / $17.95), a well-researched and insightful publication. For a thematic journey through Bruegel’s inventive and entertaining details, we recommend Bruegel in Detail (€15.95 / $17.95).