PIETER BRUEGEL

 

the Elder


1525 - 1569

 


Peasants, Fools and Demons

 

 
 
   
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder  Peasants, Fools and Demons
 
 
    Introduction
 
   
    A Brief Life in Dangerous Times
 
   
    Antwerp: a Booming City
 
   
    The Holy Family in the Snow
 
   
    Exploring the World
 
   
    Demons in Our Midst
 
   
    Village Life
 
   
    Nature as Man's Environment
 
   
    Not only Peasants
 
   
    Pieter the Droll?
 
   
    Life and Work
   
   
 

 
                          

     


 
 



 

 


Demons in Our Midst
 

 

 


The Triumph of Death (detail)
c. 1562

 


The Triumph of Death (detail)
c. 1562

 

 


The Triumph of Death (detail)
c. 1562

 

 


The Triumph of Death (detail)
c. 1562

It is pointless to draw one's sword against Death or to hide from him under the table; lovesongs are as useless as card games and earthly goods. Bruegel has portrayed the end of life in brutal fashion: it is never peaceful, always violent.

 

 

 

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