Pieter Breughel the Elder: The Triumph of Death

Reminiscent of the work of Hieronymus Bosch.  Both Breughel and Bosch developed their styles independent of the major styles of the 16th century.  What most artists did at that time was follow the work of 3 major Italian artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Raphael.

triumph of death

The Triumph of Death, Pieter Breughel

A skeleton on horseback in the middle of the painting leads the troups that lead people to hell. It also depicts the devastation of religious wars.  There is a skeleton with an hourglass.  A skeleton cutting the throat of a pilgrim. Breughal was referred to as the new Bosch.


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I am an English language tutor and Business English tutor. I am trying to learn how best to teach online as it is a burgeoning market. I am also an artist and printmaker here in London, UK.
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