Painter of the Week: Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Today: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. Circa 1558. Oil on canvas mounted on wood. 73.5 × 112 cm (28.9 × 44.1 in). Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Pieter Bruegel (Brueghel) the Elder (c. 1525 – 9 September 1569) was a Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting). He is sometimes referred to as the “Peasant Bruegel.” From 1559 he dropped the ‘h’ from his name and signed his paintings as Bruegel.