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 sensation ...

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 of ...

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 profession ...

'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 German ...

FINGERPRINT research project reveals deepest layers of Bruegel drawings

On the 15th October, KBR opens the exhibition ‘The World of Bruegel in Black an White’. The exhibition shows a few of the master’s original drawings as well as a unique series of prints based on these drawings. Thanks to the research project Fingerprint we can now have a phenomenally detailed look at the documents.

The project

The aim of the FINGERPRINT project is to use advanced digital imaging ...

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 masterpi ...

Exhibition 'Prints in the Age of Bruegel'

The exhibition Prints in the Age of Bruegel, presented jointly by BOZAR and the Royal Library of Belgium, paints a picture of print production in the Southern Netherlands in the age of Bruegel. The famous painter’s own production is only the tip of the iceberg: in the shadow of this giant there are many gems of printmaking to be discovered. The medium was both varied and flexible, used for several ...

BOZAR kick-starts the Bruegel Year with one of his forerunners Bernard van Orley

This spring, as part of the Pieter Bruegel the Elder commemorative year, BOZAR celebrates artistic creation in the hustle and bustle of the sixteenth century. 

BOZAR kick-starts the Bruegel Year with one of his forerunners: Bernard van Orley (1488 – 1541), who was one of the key figures in the Brussels artistic scene during the Renaissance. While still a young man he headed up one of the most pro ...