Pieter Bruegel was the leading Flemish artist of his time. His subjects reflected contemporary religious and social issues. He illustrated such issues as human follies, greed and he speaks about the personal as well as the universal. His artworks have clear outlines and detail. His carefully applied thin layers of paint express a wonderful sense of the richness and variety of color. His works were based on real life observations.
Key artwork: Peasant Wedding, 1566