Hieronymous Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights, c. 1500
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder began his career imitating Bosch’s work, but quickly developed his own special approach to
painting. Like Bosch, Bruegel painted directly, with thicker strokes of opaque paint instead of the layers of glazes
used by van Eyck, and he usually set a myriad of small figures into vast landscapes. Brueghel’s work, however, is
much more realistic than Bosch’s, presenting the artist’s view of human nature through children’s games, peasant
dances, and people’s daily activities. His Netherlandish Proverbs (1555) is a great example of his work.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish Proverbs, 1555