Reproductions Aertsen, Pieter

Pieter Aertsen

1508 - 1575

Painter, Holland, Mannerism

Pieter Aertsen Biography

  Pieter Aertsen was a Netherlandish painter active in his native Amsterdam and in Antwerp. A pioner of still life paintings and genre painting, Aertsen is best known for scene paintings that at first glance look like pure examples of these types, but which in fact have a religious scene incorporated in them (Butccher"s Stall with the Flight into Egypt, University of Uppsala, 1551).

  Aertsen was the head of a long dinasty of painters, of whom the most talented was his nephew and pupil Joachim Beuckelaer.