TITLE

Bruegel's proverbs: Art and audience in the northern Renaissance

AUTHOR(S)
Sullivan, Margaret
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep91, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and questions whether `folkloristic' viewpoint of his work is justified. Limitations of the study to the art-buying public in the Low Countries in the 1550s and 1560s; Cultural factors involved in the creation and reception, which permits a more nuanced view of what constitutes sources for an artists and meaning for an audience; Assumptions that underlie the study of Northern Renaissance art; Two historical components that explain why folk subjects are considered an indigenous, Flemish phenomenon, devoid of relation to the classical world.
ACCESSION #
9112091985

 

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