Published by Silvana Editoriale. By Tine L. Meganck. Preface by Michel Draguet, Marc Boone.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Fall of the Rebel Angels is the first comprehensive book on one of the most cherished Renaissance masterpieces in the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Bruegel's dizzingly complex "Fall of the Rebel Angels" (1562) is presented in this lavishly illustrated volume in microscopic detail, and placed in its wider context in the texts, which argue that, with this painting, Bruegel turned a traditional devotional theme into an innovative commentary on his own time. Many of the angels in Bruegel's scene are hybrids of natural and artificial forms, just as the curiosity cabinets of the time would juxtapose "naturalia" and "artificialia" for the connoisseur, connecting the painting to early modern European cultures of knowledge and collecting.
PUBLISHER Silvana Editoriale
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 140 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/23/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 154
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836629640TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1528/30–1569) is famous for having elevated the status of landscape painting. He is also considered to be the greatest sixteenth-century Flemish master of scenes from ordinary life. This beautifully illustrated volume presents twelve world-famous masterpieces shown in full color, both in their entirety and in close-up detail.
Edited by Wilfried Seipel, Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and renowned art historian and critic.