Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen aka Lange Pier or Pietro il Lungo, born in Amsterdam around 1508-1509 — died in Amsterdam 1575. Painter

Pieter Artsen billede med barn

Aertsen lived in Antwerpen from approximately 1526 till about 1556. There he painted altar pieces and pictures about peasant’s life. He also painted market scenes and kitchen pieces with realistic depictions of amongst other things fruit, bread and kitchenware.

Aertsen_Speiseka_Mar_Alm_m

 

After this period he moved back to Amsterdam, where he became a gatekeeper.

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