Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap

Today’s fragment, Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap (1566), is a painting by the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel. Famous for his landscapes, and scenes of everyday peasant life, as well as his allegorical biblical paintings, Bruegel (1525-1569) is thought to have requested on his death bed that his wife burn his most subversive drawings to protect her and their family from possible prosecution.

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  • January 12, 2010 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    For me this still stands as one of the most evocative historical winter scenes. I love it.

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