Peter Bruegel the Elder, “The Artist and the Connoisseur” (1566). Albertina Gallery, Vienna
Museums and private collectors attribute the works of Bruegel to their most precious and fragile treasures. Most panels are never rented for exhibitions. The exposition in Vienna will be a real blockbuster: for the first time, the public will be given a comprehensive overview of the painter's work.
- Peter Bruegel the Elder, "Tower of Babel" (1563). Museum of Art History, Vienna
- Peter Bruegel the Elder, "The Tower of Babel" (1565). Boijmans Museum - van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Peter Bruegel the Elder, "The Adoration of the Magi" (1564). National Gallery, London
Other significant exhibits will include “Sea Battle in Neapolitan Harbor” from the Doria Pamphili Gallery in Rome, “Two Monkeys” from the Berlin State Museums, “The Triumph of Death” from Prado in Madrid, “The Mad Greta” from the Museum Mayer van den Berg in Antwerp , “The Adoration of the Magi in a Winter Landscape” from Switzerland and the “Adoration of the Magi” from the National Gallery in London, as well as the drawings “The Beekeepers” from the Berlin State Museums and the “Artist and Connoisseur” from the Albertina Gallery in Vienna.
Chief among them will be "The Triumph of Death" and "Mad Greta", specially restored for this show.The triumph of deathPitter Bruegel the Elder1563, 117 × 162 cmThe “Bearing of the Cross” will be presented in an unusual way - the largest panel of Bruegel and the only one that has preserved its original format. It will be exposed without a frame in such a way that viewers could see both the front and back sides, evaluate the construction and the fragility of the wooden base, as well as the amazing quality of processing and the paint layer, which allow the painter's paintings to last for four and a half centuries. Danish Gallery showing pictures from a new perspectiveThe procession to Calvary (Carrying the Cross) Peter Bruegel the Elder 1564, 124 × 170 cm “The Battle of the Fast and Shrovetide” will be accompanied by a collection of modern artifacts depicted in the picture. Visitors will be able to appreciate the abundance of the details included in this composition, understand the meaning of individual scenes and appreciate Bruegel's unsurpassed mastery in conveying the physical qualities of the objects depicted. The curators also question the traditional moralistic interpretation of the work and demonstrate Bruegel's insight as a social critic.The Battle of the Fast and ShrovetidePiter Bruegel the Elder1559, 118 × 164 cmThe Winter Landscape The development of the genre from antiquity to the present day will be a good point: how did religion and the invention of oil painting contribute to the genre in Europe and why is the Hudson River so important? Read further with a bird trap "and" Beating up babies. " And the show will be completed by Bruegel’s later works, explaining why he long bore the nickname “Muzhitsky” - “Peasant Wedding” and “Peasant Dance”, as well as “Forty on the gallows”, which is called the artist's testament. The final chord of the exhibition will be a comparison of the Nest Thrasher panel and the large Beekeepers picture.Adoration of the Magi in a winter landscapePeter Bruegel the Elder1567, 35 × 55 cmBattleship in the Neapolitan harborPiter Bruegel the Elder1558, 41 × 70 cmTwo monkeys on a chainPiter Bruegel the Elder1562, 20 × 23 cmChildren gamesPeter Bruegel the Elder1560, 118 × 161 cmWinter landscape with skating and a bird trapPeter Bruegel the Elder1565, 37 × 55.5 cmBeating up babiesPiter Bruegel the Elder1565, 109.2 × 158.1 cmPeasant WeddingPitter Bruegel the Elder1568, 114 × 163 cmForty on the gallowsPiter Bruegel the Elder1568, 45.9 × 50.8 cmPeasant and Nest ReaverPiter Bruegel the Elder1568, 59.3 × 68.3 cmBeekeepersPiter Bruegel the Elder1565, 20.3 × 30.9 cmThe blockbuster exhibition “Bruegel” at the Vienna Museum of Art History will open on October 2, 2018 and will end on January 13, 2019.Peasant DancePitter Bruegel the Elder1568, 114 × 164 cmArchive: read us in the Telegram and see on Instagram
Based on materials from the official website of the Museum of Art History in Vienna