Jan Brueghel the Younger


  • Born on the 13 of September in 1603, in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Died on the 1 of September in 1678, at the age of 75, in Antwerp, Belgium
  • The majority of his life was spent in Antwerp but he did travel to Italy
  • Jan Brueghel the Younger was trained by his father, Jan Brueghel the Elder
  • He produced mainly landscapes and allegorical scenes
  • Some of his most famous paintings were: A Basket of Flowers, Wedding Dance In the Open Air, and Paradise.
  • Jan Brueghel the Younger painted for a variety of patrons such as: Royal courts, individual patrons, and other painters who used his landscapes as a background
  • His art most commonly examples of Humanism and Secularism. Many of his pieces are of regular people or simply landscapes.

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Paradise (Das Paradies)

  • Created sometime around 1650
  • This painting is currently being held at the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • This painting is made using oil on panel during the Baroque movement. It uses the technique of perspective.
  • This piece is an example of Secularism as it is non-religlious and is simply a landscape
  • This piece is an example of a perfect natural environment. All of the animals have a mate and all are living in peace and harmony.


Creator Jan Brueghel the Younger

Title Allegory of Air and Fire

Work Typepainting

Datec. 1650-60

Material oil on panel

Measurements57 x 94 cm

RepositoryGalleria degli Uffizi

CollectionItalian and other European Art (Scala Archives)

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