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“The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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“The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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The Triumph of Death

  • Title:                        The Triumph of Death
  • Dutch:                     De triomf van de Doods
  • Artist:                      Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • Year:                        1562
  • Medium:                Oil on panel
  • Dimensions:          117 cm × 162 cm (46 in × 63.8 in)
  • Museum:                Prado Museum, Museo del Prado

Pieter Brueghel

  • Name:           Pieter Brueghel
  • Birth:             c. 1525-1530 – Breda, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands
  • Died:              1569 (aged 39 – 44) – Brussels, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands
  • Movement:   Dutch and Flemish Renaissance
  • Notable work:
    • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
    • The Hunters in the Snow
    • The Peasant Wedding

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“The habit doesn’t make the monk. – El hábito no hace al monje. “
Spanish Proverb

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Photo Credit: Pieter Brueghel the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons