A peek inside of Bruegel online invites the Vienna Museum of Art and History

A unique information resource launched the Museum of Art History in Vienna. The institution has posted online digital images of 11 paintings belonging to him by Peter Bruegel the Elder. These high-resolution photos are accompanied by full materials on the restoration of masterpieces. The site called "Inside Bruegel" works in parallel with a grand retrospective dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the death of the master of the Northern Renaissance.The Museum of Art History in Vienna owns the world's largest collection of works by the forefather of the Bruegel dynasty. The institute's collection includes 12 panels.Children gamesPeter Bruegel the Elder1560, 118 × 161 cmBattle of the Fast and Shrovetide (tree) Peter Bruegel the Younger1616, 121.3 × 171.5 cmThe Tower of BabelPiter Bruegel the Elder1563, 114 × 155 cmHunters in the snow. Cycle "The Seasons", JanuaryPeter Bruegel the Elder1565, 117 × 162 cmPeasant and Nest ReaverPiter Bruegel the Elder1568, 59.3 × 68.3 cmProcession on Calvary (Carrying the Cross) Peter Bruegel the Elder1564, 124 × 170 cmPeasant wedding. Fragment 10. Food hawkersPiter Bruegel the Elder1568, 114 × 163 cmStorm (Storm on the Sea) Peter Bruegel the Elder1568, 70.5 × 97 cmPeasant dancePitter Bruegel the Elder1568, 114 × 164 cm Starting from 2012, they were one after another removed from the exposition in the Bruegel Hall and sent to a restoration workshop. There, the paintings underwent technical studies on modern equipment, and all the data obtained were carefully recorded and recorded in the protocols.The home page of the Inside Bruegel site with clickable thumbnails of 11 paintings belonging to the museum and the ability to select pictures of a certain type. Now experts and art lovers can not only look at the masterpieces themselves in the smallest detail, but also study their pictures taken using infrared reflectography infrared macrophotography and x-rays.Fragments of the work "The Battle of the Fast and Shrovetide"The site makes it possible both to compare such images and synchronize them in a user-friendly manner.The panel "Carrying the Cross" in the macro image, infrared reflectography, infrared macro photography and X-rays. Read also: The largest private collector of Rembrandt and the old Dutch posted a digitized collection online

Experts suggest all interested to explore more and reverse sides of the panels. By clicking on the image in the appropriate section, you can see all the labels and signs that were left in the pictures by previous owners. This makes it possible to trace the fate and history of masterpieces.

A separate page will be devoted to the restoration of the twelfth panel from the museum collection - “Saul’s Suicide” - works on which are not yet finished. And particularly interested and picky users can find data on the equipment used during the restoration.Saul's Suicide panel in the process of restoration. Photo: Read also: The Getty Museum has uploaded over 30 thousand images for scientific purposesCombining fragments of macrophotography and infrared reflectography of the “Tower of Babel” panel Of course, the Internet presentation will not replace the study of the original work, but the resource provides details that can hardly be obtained during a regular visit to the museum. Experts hope that the site "Inside Bruegel" will serve art lovers and art historians for many decades. Arthiv: read us in Telegram and look on Instagram
Based on materials from the site Inside Bruegel. The main illustration: the combined fragments of macrophotography and infrared reflectography of the “Children's Games” panel (“Children's Games”).