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.
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
Material oil on panel
Measurements57 x 94 cm
RepositoryGalleria degli Uffizi
CollectionItalian and other European Art (Scala Archives)
Rights(c) 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.