BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)

The Triumph of Death (detail)

c. 1562
Oil on panel
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Bruegel has portrayed the end of life in brutal fashion: it is never peaceful, always violent.

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