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eBook Peter Bruegel's Tower of Babel: The Builder With the Red Hat (Adventures in Art (Prestel)) ePub

eBook Peter Bruegel's Tower of Babel: The Builder With the Red Hat (Adventures in Art (Prestel)) ePub

by Nils Jockel

  • ISBN: 3791319418
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Nils Jockel
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub (March 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 30
  • ePub book: 1637 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1229 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf azw mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 642

Description

Pieter Bruegel painted two colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing versions of the tower (this book shows both but focuses on just one in depth) and set them in his seaside hometown of Antwerp, Belgium.

Pieter Bruegel painted two colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing versions of the tower (this book shows both but focuses on just one in depth) and set them in his seaside hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. Subtitled The Builder with the Red Hat, this picture book circles in on a close-up of a tiny image-a man gesturing toward a building stone-and spins a tale about the construction site as if this tiny fellow were telling the story. It's a charming device, and the text is written with great sensitivity to a child's interests and listening ability

Publisher: Prestel Publishing. The man in the red hat hook works pretty well.

Publisher: Prestel Publishing. I read it to them, but they've been re-reading it to themselves for the past few weeks.

Levels adjusted from File:Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel (Vienna) - Google Art Project. jpg, originally from Google Art Project. See Category:The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Public domainPublic domainfalsefalse.

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The Tower of Babel was the subject of three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The first, a miniature painted on ivory, was painted while Bruegel was in Rome and is now lost. The two surviving paintings, often distinguished by the prefix "Great" and "Little", are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam respectively. Both are oil paintings on wood panels.

The story of the Tower of Babel is recounted; readers are invited to compare this version of Bruegel's vision with another he did on the same subject . Pub Date: July 1st, 1998. Publisher: Prestel-dist.

The story of the Tower of Babel is recounted; readers are invited to compare this version of Bruegel's vision with another he did on the same subject, as well as with those of other artists who came before and after him. The clear reproductions include the welcome enlargements of many details. Such concentrated attention on one work is rare even in art books for adults; libraries will want to snap up this lucid interrogation of Bruegel's masterpiece.

Pieter Bruegel I, The Tower of Babel (detail), ca. 1565, oil on panel, Acquired with the . 1565, oil on panel, Acquired with the collection of: . This video shows and explains "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The details in the painting are brought to life through animation! More information. The Tower of Antwerp. Bruegel made ‘The Tower of Babel’ around 1560 when he was approximately 35 years old. He visited Rome and took inspiration from the Colosseum for the tower’s architecture. Around 1600 the painting was in the art collection of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, along with other paintings by Bruegel. Around 1620 the work was back in Antwerp.

Read about Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel painting. The Tower of Babel was amongst a number of paintings that were commissioned by the art collector and historian, Niclaes Jonghelinck. This was the second attempt by Bruegel to paint the Tower, as his first painting was a miniature version which today is sadly lost. He then went on to create a third and smaller version of the scene, onto wood in 1564. The Tower of Babel is an incredibly traditional painting, and was inspired by the Biblical passage of Genesis, Chapter 11: verses 1-9.

An examination of Bruegel's piece also looks at Antwerp in the sixteenth century and includes reproductions of other works on the subject

Comments

Androlhala Androlhala
What a beautiful book that celebrates the details in great works of Art. We loved how this book brought together architecture, art appreciation, and a bit of Bible history.
sergant sergant
Yet another title in the excellent Prestel series "Adventures in Art". Buy them all for your children, grandchildren - or for yourself!
Alexandra Alexandra
I can't say this about many art history books: most of them are either dopey and cute or way over their heads. They loved this one, and so did I! I has lots of interesting details about Bruegel and his time. Lots of good reproductions. The man in the red hat hook works pretty well. I read it to them, but they've been re-reading it to themselves for the past few weeks. Highly recommended!