American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Brueghel.
- n. Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
“BREUGHEL (or BRUEGHEL), PIETER, Flemish painter, was the son of a peasant residing in the village of Breughel near Breda.”
“The emptiness of the whole notion of an everlasting 'good time' is shown up in Breughel's picture The Land of the Sluggard, where the three great lumps of fat lie asleep, head to head, with the boiled eggs and roast legs of pork coming up to be eaten of their own accord.”
“It is to depict the life of my people as I know it, passionately and dispassionately as Breughel.”
“Dotted with romantic castles and medieval churches, its bucolic landscapes have drawn artists from Breughel to Brel.”
“Lewis Carroll's quote "Life, what is it but a dream" tops off the program notes, and true to its billing a mixed-up, jumbly dream quality governs Taylor's design principle (richly supported by Santo Loquasto's Breughel-inspired costumes and Jennifer Tipton's lighting).”
“Mark Schowalter gave energy and toughness to the big role of Piet, clad as a Breughel peasant figure, who has to sing with a drunken, shouting heaviness through the whole evening.”
“As if to lay prior claim to German artistic heritage, Dix turned to painting Breughel-inspired landscapes, Düreresque portraits, and even Gruenewaldian religious scenes.”
“Breughel painting the countryside of the Middle Ages would have recognized the scene.”
“Especially as they knew about blue in the distance centuries earlier - Breughel, for instance.”
“In Bosch and Breughel, the failings of humankind inspired great images; and following their example, the Belgian painter James Ensor (1860-1949) brought the human caricature up to date.”
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