Peter Bruegel the Elder's Two Monkey's: A New Interpretation

Sullivan, Margaret A.
March 1981
Art Bulletin;Mar1981, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p114
Academic Journal
Presents an interpretation of the 'Two Monkeys' painting by Peter Bruegel. Comparison of the appearance of the monkeys in Bruegel's painting with other paintings and prints in Northern Europe in the middle of the 16th century; Relation of Bruegel's imagery in the painting to the didactic image in which monkeys are used to convey the negative results of sinful life; Comparison of 'Two Monkeys' with the 'Dulle Griet' paintings by Bruegel.


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