Paintings Aertsen, Pieter

Aertsen, Pieter

1508 - 1575

Painter, Holland, Mannerism

Aertsen Paintings Reproduction and 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.