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Sep 26, 2013 Rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars
I picked this up by chance in a second hand bookshop to try and show my friend some examples of Northern Renaissance art... and then I couldn't bring myself to leave it! This might sound like stating the obvious, but sometimes it's just lovely to have some really good quality, large images - especially when with the internet it's so easy to google a painting and get a blurry thumbnail idea of it... So that's what I really recommend this old book for, just beautiful images by Bruegel and his cont...more
This is an in depth book about the influences on Bruegel's work and what made him such an amazing painter. I enjoyed learning about the historical events that occurred during the time he painted and how it affected what he painted. Very enjoyable.