Definition of Bruegelesque in US English:

Bruegelesque

(also Breugelesque, Breughelesque, Brueghelesque)

adjective

  • Reminiscent or characteristic of the paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525–69).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Financial Times. From the name of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Flemish painter + -esque.