Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Famous Artist of the Month: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

I am excited to feature Pieter Bruegel the Elder on my bulletin for this month!

The text on the bulletin board reads:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Born: 1525
Died: September 9, 1569
Nationality: Netherlands
Art style: Landscapes and Genre Painting

Pieter Bruegel the Elder lived so long ago that little is known about his family life. We do not even know what his birthday was.

Bruegel’s name was originally spelled “Brueghel”, but he dropped the ‘h’ in 1559, and started signing his art with a different spelling of his name.

Pieter Bruegel’s two sons, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, and Jan Brueghel the Elder, were also artists. He died when they were small children, so their grandma trained them.

Pieter Bruegel also had a daughter, but nothing is known about her.

Pieter Bruegel is known for landscapes and peasant scenes, which are called genre paintings. Genre paintings show normal people doing normal things.

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