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CaptionThe Fight Between Carnival and Lent 1559 Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna _________________________________ Pieter Brueghel the Elder or Bruegel c.1525 September 9 1569 was a Flemish painter known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. There are records that he was born in Broghel near Breda but it is unsure whether the Dutch town of Breda or the Belgian town of Bree called Breda in Latin is meant. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel. He was an apprentice of Pieter Coecke van Aelst whose daughter Mayke he later married and was in 1551 accepted as a master in the painters' guild of Antwerp. He travelled to Italy soon after and then returned to Antwerp before settling in Brussels permanently 10 years later. He died there on 9 September 1569. He was the father of Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder who both became painters but as they were still infants when their father died; neither received any training from him. _________________________ In the foreground two opposing processions the one to the left led by the replete figure of Carnival and the one to the right by the haggard figure of Lent are about to confront each other in a burlesque parody of a joust. Here on either side of the picture are feasting and fasting winter and spring the trees to the left are leafless those to the right have leaves popular jollity and well-ordered charity the ill-famed tavern and the church as the refuge of the pious soul
HeadlineThe Fight Between Carnival and Lent Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
KeywordsLent winter-carnival Brueghel
Copyright Noticewiki/Pieter_Brueghel_the_Elder 1559
Byline (Photographer)Pieter Brueghel the Elder
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Brueghel_the_Elder

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