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Landscape with Men Playing 'Mail à la Chicane': Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2013-02-27

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Paul Bril was born into a family of artists active in Antwerp. Around 1580, he moved permanently to Rome, where he worked initially as a fresco painter in the Vatican. In the 1590s he began to paint small landscapes stylistically indebted to an earlier Flemish tradition. Gradually, he developed a more classicizing mode in which ruins, bucolic figures and a calmer, pastoral sentiment prevailed. At his death in 1626, Bril was renowned throughout Italy for his idealizing landscapes, and his work would have a profound influence on Claude Lorrain.
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Added to Site: March 17, 2009