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    Pieter Bruegel: Hunters in the Snow. Hidden Stories and Meanings

    By September 18, 2018

    In the ‘Bruegel Room’ in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, twelve paintings hang in the space, covering the final ten year period of the life of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. One painting, in particular, takes us on a journey across the expanses of...

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow in Movies

    By December 30, 2016

    The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are in the medieval and early Renaissance tradition of the Labours of the Months: depictions of various rural activities and work understood by a spectator in Breugel’s time as representing the different...

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    Christmas Cards from Hell

    By December 24, 2019

    As the postman brings you cheery season’s greetings from your nearest and dearest, let me guess what the images are on the front of your Christmas cards. Chubby robins? Jolly Santas? Snowy picturesque villages? And of course, the obligatory Nativities. But this...

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters

    By June 12, 2017

    This panel is part of a series showing the seasons or times of the year, commissioned from Bruegel by the Antwerp merchant Niclaes Jongelinck. The series included six works, five of which survive. The other four are: “The Gloomy Day,” “Hunters in...

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    Djanira da Motta e Silva: Gentle Documentalist of Brazilian Life

    By September 4, 2019

    Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914-1979) was born in a very humble family, in Avare, San Paulo state in Brazil. She started to paint in her twenties when she was hospitalized due to tuberculosis. Before becoming an artist, she worked at a...

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