Anatomy of an Artwork: Pieter Brueghel’s The Wedding Procession

New York | 26 January

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Pieter Brueghel the Younger followed in the footsteps of his father Pieter Brueghel the Elder to create vivid paintings depicting everyday life. This January, Sotheby’s will offer a work that perfectly exemplifies Breughel's attention to human behavior and scrupulousness: The Wedding Procession. Brueghel the Younger brilliantly captures the event both literally featuring distinct characters who process towards the church and figuratively through his depiction of the bright clear sky and warm landscape, perfect for the ceremony ahead. The Wedding Procession is just one of many artworks offered in our upcoming Masters Paintings Part I Auction.

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