Friday, September 24, 2010

Watercolor by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day (glue-size tempera on linen, 148 x 270.5cm, ca.1565-1568) is a previously unknown work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the key figure within 16th-century Flemish painting. It has been attributed to the artist by theMuseo ddel Prado following several months of study and the restoration of the painting at the Museum. The Museum now has an advantageous option to purchase the painting and benefits from the support provided by the favourable reports issued by the Standing Committee of the Royal Board of Trustees and the Export Licensing Committee, in addition to the support expressed today by the Minister.


The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day, detail.

Another highly important work by our Flemish master, painted in watercolor (tempera), "The Adoration of the Magi" is conserved in the Museum in Brussels (KMSKB).

"The Adoration by the Magi" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, KMSKB Brussels,


Photos detail and Adoration: masterwatercolors, copyright 2010.


At 8:48 PM, Blogger Clive said...

Great blog. Everyone has their own opinions as to who is master or mistress of the medium, and it's fascinating, and illuminating to see and consider other peoples interests.

You might like to check this guy out; I find some of his pieces quite compelling; he's quite successful, but not in watercolour circles.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger P.S. said...

Txs a lot Clive!
Your sketchings with watercolor are really great...
and we hope to post some of them on this blog if you like.

At 2:39 AM, Blogger Clive said...

Thanks PS, thanks for the link,I'd be honoured to have something posted, but you'd better think it over first! I do have another link to another artist who I think is an amazing watercolourist for you to check out if you'd like:

Again, a pleasure to see a blog dedicated to watercolour in a broad sense.

At 11:42 AM, Blogger P.S. said...

Wendy Artin's watercolors are amazing indeed. I would like to know what paper she paints on. Whatmann? Millford?
The grays are wonderful.


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