Pieter Bruegel the Elder ca. 1520 – 1569

The Adoration of the Magi in the snow

tempera on panel (35 × 55 cm) — 1567 Museum Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur

Pieter Bruegel the Elder biography

This work is linked to Matthew 2:11

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The true topic of this remarkable work by Bruegel seems to be the Flemish village and the hustle and bustle of daily life, not the three Magi figuring to the left as mere extra's in the scene.

According to the museum, this is the first European painting with falling snowflakes.

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