Collection: Jan Brueghel the Elder

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman known for his still life paintings, landscapes, and genre scenes. He was born in Brussels and received his artistic training from his father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder. After his father's death, Jan moved to Antwerp and became a master of the city's painters' guild. Brueghel worked closely with other prominent artists of his time, including Peter Paul Rubens, and collaborated with him on several large-scale projects. Brueghel's works were characterized by their meticulous attention to detail, vibrant colors, and realistic depictions of natural landscapes and objects. He often included symbolic elements in his works, such as insects or flowers, to convey moral or religious messages.Today, Jan Brueghel the Elder is recognized as one of the most important artists of the early Baroque period and a pioneer in the development of still life painting.