Pieter Bruegel the Elder, two excellent Zoom Powerpoints

Live Zoom art classes.

Available now: two Zoom performances, entirely live, presenting two excellent Pieter Bruegel the Elder Powerpoints, of about one hour each, based on extensive literature and the best visual sources.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Two separate Zoom classes:

Fall of the Angels, detail, Brussels

Nr 1. The popular works. General overview appreciating his Folkish vernacular art of dancing and eating farmers, and Dutch proverbs, with added glories in the Twelve Months Landscape Series. He used to be seen as a simple folksy painter. Yet he was not an uneducated country man but a well-educated humanist thinker. He got caught in the dangerous turmoil of his days: the dangerous conflict between the Roman Catholic local Habsburg authorities on one side and the new abrasive Protestant Reformation teachings of Luther and Calvin. Soaring above that, the Humanist education which he had made him a dangerous influence on society.



Tower of Babel, detail, Vienna Museum

Nr 2. Tower of Babel (in Vienna) and Tower of Babel (in Rotterdam) as architectural wonder paintings, reflecting his travels to Italy, specifically to the Coliseum, Rome. These incredibly detailed, intricate, fascinating, hallucinating paintings can be studied for a long long time. My visual materials allow us to go up close and marvel at the detail and knowledge. In this lecture I will also add my knowledge about mediaeval cathedral building practices. These are also reflected in Bruegel’s paintings.


Feedback December, 2020: “Hello Jeannette, Today’s webinar was absolutely wonderful.. content, delivery. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the hour.. When the professore asked if he could go longer, I was inwardly yelling. “Yes, please!!! “This professore is wonderful..a natural teacher and obviously an expert on Van Gogh and the time. Makes me yearn for my college days. I truly hope you will keep me in mind for future presentations like this.”







The art docent is based in Amsterdam, Holland, thus 6 hours difference from USA Eastern Standard Time.

Dutch Proverbs, detail, Art Museum Berlin.

Dutch Proverbs, Art Museum Berlin.

Fall of the Angels, Brussels

Fall of the Angels, detail, Brussels

Contact: kalden@xs4all.nl

Author Kaldenbach lecturing