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Paul
Brill

1556−1626
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Paul Bril (niderl. Paul Bril; 1556, Antwerp — 7 October 1626 in Rome) was a Flemish painter. Studied with the painter Damian Oosterman, in 1582 moved to Rome to his brother Mateus, the Brill, and continued learning from him. Paul Brill painted landscapes, murals and oil. Unlike their predecessors Brill sought to unify lighting in his paintings and thereby greatly developed the art of landscape under the influence of the Italian masters. The color spectrum, escaped the Dutch cold with a predominance of blue and green hues. Paul Brill painted pictures on religious themes, landscapes, including marine, battle scenes, allegories, which are currently in various museums of Europe. Brill also worked on the engraving.

Paul Brill has influenced the work of many artists of Rome: Adam Elsheimer, Cornelis van Poelenburgh and Bartholomeus of Breenbergh.

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