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Pieter Bruegel's Oil Painting

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Pieter Bruegel the elder painted Landscape with the Flight into Egypt in 1563. In the oil painting, the Holy Family appears to be traveling through a mountainous region with rivers. Mary, who is draped in red, stands out as she is riding the donkey pulled by Joseph. She appears to be clutching baby Jesus, an allusion to their fleet to avoid persecution. As they make their way to Egypt, the landscape includes wide valleys, jagged mountains, and blue rivers. The landscape is enhanced and exaggerated in order to emphasize the biblical story. The composition of the painting exemplifies characteristics of Renaissance art. The painting depicts individualism, focusing in on specific people instead of groups. The painting emphasizes nature, as seen
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