Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. 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 Period: Antwerp Period (1554-1562) Series: The World Turned Upside Down Genre: allegorical painting Media: oil, panel Dimensions: 164.5 x 118 cm Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria Tags: battles-and-wars, carnival Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fight_Between_Carnival_and_Lent File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org References: www.khm.at 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 Famous works The Fight between Carnival and Lent Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1559 Netherlandish Proverbs Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1559 Landscape with the Fall of Icarus Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1560 The Triumph of Death Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1562 - 1563 The Gloomy Day (January) Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1565 Hunters in the Snow Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1565 Parable of the Blind Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1568 The Magpie on the Gallows Pieter Bruegel the Elder · 1568 View all 95 artworks Related Artworks Apollo and the Muses Maarten de Vos Faith Hope and Love Maarten de Vos Allegory of the Choleric Temperament Maarten de Vos Abundance Maarten de Vos Allegory of the First Estate Maarten de Vos Seven Liberal Arts Maarten de Vos The Tribunal of the Brabant Mint in Antwerp Maarten de Vos The Death of Adonis Maarten de Vos The Elders Accuse Susanna Falsely of Adultery Maarten de Vos Allegoria Dell Aria Maarten de Vos The Earth Maarten de Vos The Air Maarten de Vos An Alchemist Being Tempted by Luxuria Maarten de Vos The Calumny of Apelles Maarten de Vos Portrait of Gillis Hooftman, Shipowner, and His Wife Margaretha Van Nispen Maarten de Vos Juicio Final Maarten de Vos Nativity Maarten de Vos Portrait of Antonius Anselmus, His Wife and Their Children Maarten de Vos Septem Planetae Maarten de Vos The Family of St Anne Maarten de Vos 1 Load more Advertisement.