(1554 - 1626)
Paul Bril was active/lived in Belgium, Italy, Flemish. Paul Bril is known for landscape, ruins and figure in landscape paintings, frescoes.
Biography Paul Bril
Paul (1554-1626) Bril (Brill) and his brother Matthijs (1550-1583) Bril (or Brill) were brothers, both born in Antwerp. Both were landscape painters who worked in Rome after earning Papal favor.
They are also described as painters of "capricci" (whims or fancies) or "vedute ideate" or "veduta di fantasia", with typical rustic hills with a few ruins. Matthijs began work on several frescoes* in Rome from 1570 onwards, and his work includes the Vatican's Seasons and the floor to ceiling frescos in the Torre dei Venti. Matthijs died in 1583, and his brother continued his work, picking up many of Matthijs' commissions.
Paul, a student of Damiaen Oertelmans, painted frescoes such as the landscapes in the Casino Ro
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