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Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Flemish Proverbs. 1559. Oil on panel. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Flemish Proverbs.

The Flemish Proverbs is an allegorical painting with the whole world of proverbs; among the others, Bruegel illustrates the following: “He blocks up the well after the calf is drowned”; “One shears the sheep, another the pig”; “One holds the distaff, which the other spins”; “The pig has been stuck though the belly”; “He throws roses to the swine”; “He brings baskets of light into the daylight”.

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