Christmas Masterpieces

Arts Documentary hosted by Samuel West, published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC The Private Life of a Masterpiece series in 2006 – English narration
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Private Life of a Masterpiece is a BBC award-winning arts documentary series that tells the stories behind great works of art reaching from the Renaissance to modern art.
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2)  Census at Bethlehem
A look at Census at Bethlehem by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1566. The picture shows the arrival of Mary and Joseph in the town and also shows a Dutch village under the rule of a foreign army. The issue of Bruegel’s political engagement is still a hot topic. Some scholars believe that the Census is an attack on Spanish occupation and oppression of the Netherlands in the mid-16th Century. When Bruegel was dying, he apparently instructed his wife to destroy some of his work, which might get her into trouble.
The painting teems with human life as the best Bruegels do, but it also speaks to the 21st century in an extraordinary way. Acquired in 1902, it is currently held and exhibited at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels.

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Published on: Sep 24, 2016 @ 11:40

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