Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Fight between Carnival and Lent Pieter Bruegel the Elder Original Title: Strijd tussen Carnaval en Vasten Date: 1559 Style: Northern Renaissance Genre: panorama Media: oil, panel Dimensions: 164.5 x 118 cm Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria Tags: battles-and-wars, carnival File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x535px, View all sizes The Fight between Carnival and Lent depicts a common festival held in the Southern Netherlands. On the left side of the painting there is an inn, and in the right side of the painting there is a church. The juxtaposition is meant to illustrate the two sides of human nature: pleasure and religious chastity, and the contrast between the two. Near the church sit well-behaved children. Near the inn are rambunctious drunkards. The fat man in the middle of the painting, with the pie on his head, is a representation of “carnival.” The painting represents a common theme in 16th century Europe, the battle between Carnival and Lent, and with its humor and witticism, is a satirical critique on the conflicts of the Reformation. Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (88) All Artworks by Name (88) STYLES Northern Renaissance (88) SERIES Seasons of the year (7) GENRES allegorical painting (16) cityscape (1) genre painting (27) landscape (11) marina (3) mythological painting (2) panorama (1) portrait (4) religious painting (21) self-portrait (1) sketch and study (1) Pieter Bruegel the Elder Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (88) All Artworks by Name (88) Northern Renaissance (88) Seasons of the year (7) allegorical painting (16) cityscape (1) genre painting (27) landscape (11) marina (3) mythological painting (2) panorama (1) portrait (4) religious painting (21) self-portrait (1) sketch and study (1) Country Concerns Bruegel the Elder Pieter Ice Skating before the Gate of Saint George, Antwerp Bruegel the Elder Pieter Landscape with Christ Appearing to the Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias Bruegel the Elder Pieter Alpine Landscape Bruegel the Elder Pieter Big fishes eat small fishes Bruegel the Elder Pieter Crafty Bird Catcher Bruegel the Elder Pieter Pride Bruegel the Elder Pieter Soldiers at Rest Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Adoration of the Kings Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Ass in the School Bruegel the Elder Pieter View of Tivoli Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Adoration of the Kings in the Snow Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Parable of the Sower Bruegel the Elder Pieter Lust Bruegel the Elder Pieter Three soldiers Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fight between Carnival and Lent Bruegel the Elder Pieter Netherlandish Proverbs Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fair at Hoboken Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Fair on St. George's Day Bruegel the Elder Pieter The Gloomy Day Bruegel the Elder Pieter 1 Load more Advertisement.