Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1971

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine Arts

Committee Chair

B. Stephen Bayless

Second Committee Member

William Dunning

Third Committee Member

Margaret Sahlstrand


Pieter Bruegel the elder, whose work is as modern today as centuries ago, and whose reputation as a major genius in the realm of visual, spiritual and sociological reality is lately emerging in a fashion which seems to do greater justice at a scale eminently deserved. I feel that in times to come, men like Bruegel and Caravaggio will possibly emerge as the most significant philosophers of visual arts. The fact that Bruegel is now being increasingly appreciated on a wider scale testifies to his greatness as a prophet and as a man who looked into the future, deeply and intensely, and made it seen.