Call for applications Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Deadline 31 March 2021

The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation grants its support to a European visiting researcher at a Belgian university, to carry out postdoctoral research in the fields of art history or conservation-restoration under the supervision of a member of the university’s teaching staff. The grant will be awarded for a period of three to six months. The Foundation also offers selected ...

Papers Bruegel symposium collected in publication 'Essays in Context'

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna organised the largest ever exhibition devoted solely to Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It was the result of six years of research that also involved input from numerous experts in the fields of art history, conservation and science.

The curatorial team - Elke Oberthaler, Sabine Pénot, Manfred Sellink and Ron Spronk, with Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt - invited these ...

Bruegel through the eyes of theater maker Lisaboa Houbrechts

With Bruegel, Lisaboa Houbrechts has written a kaleidoscopic portrait of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and the era in which he created Dulle Griet. In this production, the character taking the viewer on a trip through time is Dulle Griet, a woman who is denigrated as a ‘battle-axe’ because she supposedly steals objects for hell. But what if she is not stealing those objects but actually trying to save ...

Bruegel's ‘The Wedding Dance’ Revealed

From 14 December 2019 until 30 August 2020, The Conservation Department of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), in collaboration with the European Art Department, is organizing a focus exhibition to celebrate one of the museum’s most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance (1566), on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist’s death. 

The painting was considered a ...

The Image of Knowledge. Art and Science at the Time of Bruegel.

On 29 November 2019, the Belgian National Centre for History of Science organizes a symposium to discuss Bruegel’s relation to the world of learning.

During the sixteenth century, knowledge of the natural world spread rapidly among a growing audience of collectors, artists, printers, and philosophers. Knowledge materialized in the form of botanical gardens, cabinets of curiosity, and an array ...

Portrait of a Bruegel expert: Fritz Grossmann and his research files on Pieter Bruegel de Oude

In a special focus exhibition 'Portret van een Bruegelexpert', the Rubenianum shows the work of art historian Fritz Grossmann, a scholar who dedicated a large part of his career to Bruegel the Elder.

In 1985 the collection of Fritz Grossmann (1902-1984) was donated to the Rubenianum. Grossmann was an authority on Bruegel and worked as Ludwig Burchard’s assistant. He devoted much of his ...

'The Renaissance of Etching' at The Met

The exhibition ‘The Renaissance of Etching’ will trace the first 60 years of the etched print through some 125 etchings created by both renowned and lesser-known artists, displayed alongside a selection of drawings, printing plates, etching tools, illustrated books, and armor.

The Met’s exhibition will begin at the end of the 15th century with the origins of etching in the workshop of the ...

Conference 'Bruegel and Italy / Bruegel e l’Italia'

To celebrate Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the master of the European Renaissance, the Academia Belgica, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the University di Genova co-organize an international conference ‘Bruegel and Italy / Bruegel e l’Italia’ on 26, 27 and 28 September 2019.

Bruegel is best known for his peasant and winter scenes, archetypal images of the Low Countries, but his ...