The Peasant and the Nest Robber by Pieter Bruegel the Elder was created in 1568. The painting is in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien. The size of the work is 59,3 x 68,4 cm and is made as an oil on wood.
The painting presents a moralising contrast between the active, wicked individual and the passive man who is virtuous in spite of adversity. And lastly it could be suggested that the pointing man is making judgement on the robber whilst not aware that he is nearly stepping into the water in front of him.
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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