Jan Brueghel the Elder

 

 

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568 – 13 January 1625) was a Flemish painter, son ofPieter Bruegel the Elder and father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. Nicknamed "Velvet" Brueghel, "Flower" Brueghel, and "Paradise" Brueghel, of which the latter two were derived from his floral still lifes and paradise landscapes, while the former may refer to the velveteen sheen of his colors.

 

Many of his paintings are collaborations in which figures by other painters were placed in landscapes painted by Jan Brueghel; in other cases, Brueghel painted the figures into another artist's landscape or architectural interior. The most famous of his collaborators wasPeter Paul Rubens: the two collaborated on about 25 paintings including a Battle of the Amazons (Potsdam), Mars Disarmed by Venus(Getty Museum), The Fall of Man (Mauritshuis), The Five Senses (Prado), and several images of the Madonna and Child within a Flower Garland (Munich, Paris, Madrid). Hendrick van Balen and Joos de Momper were also regular collaborators with Brueghel.

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Jan Brueghel the Elder with Peter Paul Rubens
c.1615

Three Graces Adorning Statue of Ceres
Jan Brueghel the Elder
1615

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden"

Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Jan Brueghel the Elder
1610s

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden"
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Peter Paul Rubens
1617

"Olfato"
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Peter Paul Rubens
1617-1620

Virgin and Child surrounded by Flower and Fruit
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Hendrick von Balen
before 1618

"Cibeles and stations within a festoon of fruit"
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Hendrik von Balen
1606

"Abundance and the Four Elements"
Jan Brueghel the Elder with Hendrik de Clerck
1606

"Abundance and the Four Elements"
Jan Brueghel the Elder
1613

"The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man"

oil on copper
23.7 by 36.8 cm.; 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.
Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens
1617

"The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man or The Earthly Paradise with the Fall of Adam and Eve"
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