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Everyman in Motion: From Bosch to Bruegel

JOSEPH LEO KOERNER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263945
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0011

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Everyman in Motion: From Bosch to Bruegel

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This chapter discusses the rise of a painting in everyday life in Northern Europe. It focuses on the representations of ‘everyman’ in the art of the early pioneers of genre painting: Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Hieronymus Bosch. It considers the figure of ‘trapping’ in these artists, as a model both of everyman's relation to the world and of the picture's relation to the viewer.

Keywords: everyday life; painting; Northern Europe; everyman; genre painting; Pieter Bruegel the Elder; Hieronymus Bosch; figure of trapping

Chapter.  10588 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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