Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Lucas Cranach the Elder

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Lucas Cranach the Elder [German, 1472-1553] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Cranach_the_Elder_Lucas
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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Pieter Bruegel the Elder


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Pieter Bruegel the Elder [Flemish, 1525-1569] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bruegel_the_Elder_Pieter

Pieter Bruegel (about 1525-69), usually known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder to distinguish him from his elder son, was the first in a family of Flemish painters. He spelled his name Brueghel until 1559, and his sons retained the “h” in the spelling of their names.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, is by far the most important member of the family. He was probably born in Breda in the Duchy of Brabant, now in The Netherlands. Accepted as a master in the Antwerp painters’ guild in 1551, he was apprenticed to Coecke van Aelst, a leading Antwerp artist, sculptor, architect, and designer of tapestry and stained glass. Bruegel traveled to Italy in 1551 or 1552, completing a number of paintings, mostly landscapes, there. Returning home in 1553, he settled in Antwerp but ten years later moved permanently to Brussels. He married van Aelst’s daughter, Mayken, in 1563. His association with the van Aelst family drew Bruegel to the artistic traditions of the Mechelen (now Malines) region in which allegorical and peasant themes run strongly. His paintings, including his landscapes and scenes of peasant life, stress the absurd and vulgar, yet are full of zest and fine detail. They also expose human weaknesses and follies. He was sometimes called the “peasant Bruegel” from such works as Peasant Wedding Feast (1567).


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The Temptation of St. Anthony

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The Triumph of Death

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Adoration by the Wise Men (The Adoration of the Kings)

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The Blind Leading the Blind (The Parable of the Blind;(Dutch: De parabel der blinden)

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hans Holbein


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Hans Holbein [German, 1497?-1543] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Holbein_Hans

Hans Holbein the Elder (1465?–1524). Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, the elder Holbein, like his brother Sigmund, painted richly colored religious works in the late Gothic style. In addition to the altar paintings that are his principal works, he designed church windows and also made a number of portrait drawings that foreshadow the work of his famous son. His later paintings show the transition from the late Gothic to the Renaissance style. He died in Isenheim, Alsace.


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Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (`The Ambassadors’)

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Portrait of Sir Richard Southwell

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Spinner

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Albrecht Dürer


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Albrecht Dürer [German, 1471-1528] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Durer_Albrecht

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was a German engraver and painter whose fame and influence reach far beyond national borders. Famous for his graphic work; his engravings and woodcuts; in Dürer’s time woodcuts are used to illustrate books.


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The Four Holy Men or The Four Apostles

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

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The Seven Sorrows Of The Virgin

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Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man)

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