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Author Kaminska, Barbara A., author

Title Pieter Bruegel the Elder : religious art for the urban community / by Barbara A. Kaminska
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
Series Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 2212-4187 ; volume 15
Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ; v. 15. 2212-4187
Contents Negotiating Entrepreneurship in Early Modern Antwerp : Pieter Bruegel's The Tower of Babel -- Conversion on Display : Imperial Politics, Religious Transformation, and Socioeconomic Stability in Antwerp -- "In Their Houses" : Domestic Space and Religious Practices in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Antwerp -- "Outside in the Woods" : The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist and Hedge-Preaching in Antwerp -- "If You Are without a Sin" : Religious and Artistic Discourse in Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery -- Choosing "the Best Part" : Christian Death and Life in Bruegel's The Death of the Virgin
Summary "Barbara Kaminska's Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Religious Art for the Urban Community is the first book-length study focusing on religious paintings by one of the most captivating Netherlandish artists, long celebrated for his secular imagery. In a period marked by a profound religious, economic, and cultural transformation, Bruegel offered his sophisticated urban audience complex biblical images that required an engaged, active viewing, not only sparking learned dinner conversations, but facilitating the negotiation of values seen as critical to maintaining a harmonious society. By considering the novelty of Bruegel's panels used in convivia alongside his small, intimate grisaille compositions, this study ultimately shows that Bruegel renewed the idiom of religious painting, successfully preserving its ritualistic and meditative functions"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Outgrowth of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014, under the title: Shaping the urban community : convivial conversations and the display of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's religious paintings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 13, 2019)
Subject Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569 fast
Bible -- Illustrations.
Bible fast
Subject Painting, Netherlandish -- Themes, motives
Dinners and dining -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- History -- 16th century
Art and society -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- History -- 16th century
Art and society
Dinners and dining
Intellectual life
SUBJECT Antwerp (Belgium) -- Intellectual life -- 16th century
Subject Belgium -- Antwerp
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Illustrated works
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019023003
ISBN 9004408401