Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Pieter Aertsen (1508-1575) was a Dutch painter.

Although Pieter Aertsen, known as ‘Lange Pier’, came from Amsterdam, he lived in Antwerp for many years. After he returned in 1556, various Amsterdam churches, his principal patrons, commissioned Aertsen to make large altarpieces. Soon, however, he abandoned religious art and started to paint scenes from peasant life. He was known above all for his paintings of market scenes and kitchen tableaux, which contained an abundance of fruit, fish, poultry, cheese, bread and much besides. His younger cousin and pupil Joachim Bueckelaer also painted in the same genre and developed it further.

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Pieter Aertsen

The Adoration of the Magi

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This altarpiece, which originally had two wings, is dedicated to the adoration of the newborn baby Jesus by the three magi, each of whom was represented on one of the panels. This centre panel depicts only the oldest king. c. 1560, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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The Egg Dance

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At right, in this brothel, a young man does an egg dance to the music of a bagpiper. While dancing, he had to roll an egg within a chalk circle – without it breaking – and to cover it with a wooden bowl. This ‘pointless’ amusement, along with the dissolute behaviour of the other figures, served as a moral warning against debauchery. 1552, Rijksmuseum,...
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The Healing of the Paralytic, Pool of Bethesda

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1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain...
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