Battle in the Bay of Naples by Pieter Bruegel the Elder was created in 1563. The painting is in Galleria Doria Pamphilj. The size of the work is 42,2 x 71,2 cm and is made as an oil on wood panel.
This is an early example of the genre which became more fully developed in the early eighteenth century. It shows the port of Naples, where a probably imaginary battle is being fought. Bruegel’s travels in Italy started in 1552, when he visited Rome, Naples and Messina. Though this painting was executed in Italy, it is stylistically very much reminiscent of 16th-century Flemish landscapes. (Read more in Galleria Doria Pamphilj)
About the Artist: Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born in Breda. Bruegel was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes; he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings. Between 1545 and 1550 he was a pupil of Pieter Coecke. In 1551 Bruegel became a free master in the Guild of Saint Luke of Antwerp… Read more
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