The Arts Society Leicester present Bruegel – The Seasons and the World
Speaker – Gavin Plumley
In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was commissioned to create a series of paintings for a dining room in Antwerp. The images, charting the course of a year, changed the way we view the world through art. Landscape had previously been a decorative backdrop to dramas both sacred and profane but in Bruegel’s hands the landscape and our interaction with it became the focus. Looking at paintings such as ‘The Return of the Herd’, ‘The Hunters in the Snow’ and ‘The Gloomy Day’, this lecture explores how Bruegel pioneered a whole new way of thinking about the environment and our individual places within a shifting cosmos.
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