Beekeepers - engraving 31 x 23cms

"Bruegel's Mirror"

Beekeepers - painting 76 x 50cms
 

AN EXHIBITION OF OIL PAINTINGS BASED ON
THE ENGRAVINGS OF BRUEGEL
BY LAURENCE SMITH


In his own day, the 16th century, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was known more for his inventive designs of copperplate engravings than for his now-famous paintings of dancing peasants.
So in this project I have painted, in oils, a number of his engraved designs in the hope that, by enlarging them and painting them in Bruegel's colours, these extraordinary graphic works will become better known and more accessible.
I have also reproduced, with the help of fragments and engravings, two of Bruegel's oil paintings
which have been lost or destroyed over the centuries.

After successful exhibitions staged by Mid Border Arts and by Hereford Art College
I now have a set of 25 paintings that I would be very happy to loan for exhibitions.
The paintings are for sale. Please email for Price List.
I can also give a talk on Pieter Bruegel and will undertake painting commissions.

 

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