The Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Pieter Bruegel the Elder was created in 1559. The painting is in Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The size of the work is 118 x 163,7 cm and is made as an oil on oak panel.
As in a tournament, the two main allegorical figures compete against each other in the foreground: on the left, the chubby carnival rides on a barrel and wields a skewer as a weapon. On the right lean Lent rolls in, leading two fish to meet. So you are in carnival games and carnival parades of the 15th and 16th centuries. actually occurred. All scenic details correspond to the reality of the time and have been identified by folklore. What is invented, however, is the spatial-temporal simultaneity of the events.
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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