Painter of the Week: Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Today: Netherlandish Proverbs. 1559. Oil on oak wood. Height: 117 cm (46.1 in). Width: 163 cm (64.2 in). Gemäldegalerie
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.