Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Manhattan Art Book Club
Parlor, April 18, 2015

Come join the Manhattan Art Book Club at the Salmagundi Club this Saturday, April 18th at 12:30pm.

Robert L. Bonn will be discussing his book, "Painting Life: The Art of Pieter Bruegel, the Elder by Robert L. Bonn".

Description: Painting Life uniquely conveys the relevance of the paintings of the old Flemish master Pieter Bruegel, The Elder (1520/5-1590) for modern audiences. Based on extensive research and first-hand observation Robert L. Bonn guides the reader through the scenes depicted in these remarkable works of art, including the "something more" so often imbedded in them--the social context in which they were painted, and how they relate to our lives today. Bonn clearly explains why Bruegel's paintings brilliantly capture the universal conditions of conflict, work, play, folly, and chaos, as well as innumerable pieces of biblical and folk wisdom. Bruegel's paintings can be found in collections all over the world, including Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Rome, Prague and New York to name a few.

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