This program will be available for sale to the general public starting on June 7, 2023.Want to purchase your tickets before then? Become a member today, or if you are already a member, log in to purchase your tickets. Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Humor and Humanism Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Friday, August 11, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1K0388 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $30 Member $35 Non-Member Resize text The Harvesters (detail) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565 The great 16th-century Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder may be best remembered as one of the pioneers of genre scenes in Renaissance art. However, this master of the ordinary, especially of scenes inspired by peasant life, was steeped in the humanist culture of his era. His wonderful inventiveness and wit are reflected throughout his oeuvre—where almost every painting becomes a point of departure for a deeper philosophical consideration. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine of the University of Maryland, College Park, explores various facets of his creativity that have secured this artist such a special place in our collective memory. She examines how Bruegel shaped his artistic persona, both as an heir of Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastic imagination and as a painter of the most ordinary of subjects. She also makes connections between Bruegel and some of the most important humanists of Antwerp, including the cartographer Abraham Ortelius and the publisher Christopher Plantin, and how these relationships find reflections in some of his more “learned” works. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.