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Breughel

or Breugel, Brueghel, Bruegel

[broi-guh l, broo-; Flemish brœ-guh l] /ˈbrɔɪ gəl, ˈbru-; Flemish ˈbrœ gəl/
noun
1.
Pieter the Elder
[pee-ter;; Flemish pee-tuh r] /ˈpi tər;; Flemish ˈpi tər/ (Show IPA),
("Peasant Breughel") c1525–69, Flemish genre and landscape painter.
2.
his sons, Jan
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
("Velvet Breughel") 1568–1625, and Pieter the Younger, (“Hell Breughel”), 1564–1637?, Flemish painters.
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  • The head of a child by Parmigiano; a large picture by Breughel.

  • It is hardly a masterpiece, this Breughel, and is dingy in colour.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Like Breughel, he succeeded in bringing the Christian story close to the people's hearts amidst Flemish contemporary surroundings.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • No one excelled our English master in this crowding of incident, not even Breughel or Teniers.

  • They have all the oddity, all the whim, and all the horror of the pencil of Breughel.

  • Breughel set into motion the mental machinery of the Temptation that never stopped whirring until 1874.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • To the lover of Flemish paintings Breughel is one of the most characteristic and charming of them all.

    The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
  • Another artist in whose works Breughel's inspiration is apparent is Jacob Smits (b. 1856).

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • He, too, like Breughel, is fond of trussing up a human as if he were a pig and then sticking him with a big knife.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Breughel

Breughel

/ˈbrɔɪɡəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Brueghel
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