Pieter Breugel the Elder. The Hunters in the Snow, 1565. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder: peasants, proverbs and landscapes

  • Monday 6 February 2023
    (5-6pm --- NB: Booking closes 48 hours before the event.)
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

In his short life, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) – founder of a dynasty of painters – produced some of the greatest and most intriguing masterpieces of Netherlandish painting. From his beginnings in Antwerp, producing designs in the style of Bosch, to mature works such as the Peasant Dance, the Blind Leading the Blind and the Seasons, Bruegel offered a sophisticated home-grown alternative to the fashionable art of Renaissance Italy.


Dr Paula Nuttall is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance, with a particular interest in artistic relations between Italy and the Netherlands. She has published widely on this topic, and has contributed to major exhibitions, including Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution (Ghent, 2020). Former Course Director of the V&A Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course and Associate Lecturer at The Courtauld, she lectures for the V&A, London Art History Society and the Arts Society.

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