Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Wedding

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Wedding, oil on canvas, 114 x 164 cm (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Bruegel’s paintings convince the viewer that the scenes are transcriptions of “daily life.” We are convinced of something that is most definitely not the case in reality.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Wedding," in Smarthistory, December 11, 2015, accessed September 30, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/pieter-bruegel-the-elder-peasant-wedding/.