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The MIll and the Cross: Peter Bruegel's Way to Calvary

The MIll and the Cross: Peter Bruegel's Way to Calvary

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Michael Francis Gibson’s The Mill and the Cross leads the reader into a surprising painting by Peter Bruegel the Elder – The Way to Calvary – an ambiguous work which all at once illustrates the Passion of Christ and the execution of a Reformation preacher in a city rather like Antwerp where Bruegel lived in the early 1560s. The book was praised by the New York Times when it was first published in 2001: “as readable and riveting as a first-class spy-thriller.” Ten years later the Polish film director Lech Majewski brought out his feature film based on the book and starring Charlotte Rampling, Michael York and Rutger Hauer. The film has been widely acclaimed around the world (see www.themillandthecross.com) This new edition of the book benefits from new and more detailed pictures which allow the reader to discover a number of stunning details that visitors to the museum cannot hope to see. « These details, » says Philippe de Montebello, Emeritus Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, "show how each gesture, each posture, is so absolutely right, that our admiration for Pieter Bruegel the Elder is, amazingly, ratcheted up a notch… Just sensational”. For more information about the book see www.the-university-of-levana-press.com