Bruegel: new insights on a Masterpiece
Presentation of a publication
On Friday December 12, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will present the results of several years of research on the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Museums own the second largest Bruegel collection in the world, including the Fall of the Rebel Angels. It is thus fitting to launch a new book about this masterpiece on these premises. This book reveals some long kept secrets about the painting, in particular its rendering of fantastic creatures and enigmatic objects and traces unexpected links between art, knowledge and politics in Bruegel’s time. The book will be released on December 5 2014.
This beautifully illustrated publication is based on an exhaustive research financed by a project of the Interuniversity Attraction Pole programme (IAP) P7/26 “City and Society in the Low Countries (ca. 1200-ca. 1850)” (Belspo).
10:15-10:30 Welcoming / Coffee
10:30-10:40 Introduction -
Dr. Sabine van Sprang
10:40-11:30 Presentation publication -
Dr. Tine Meganck
11:30 Visit Bruegel room, Musée OldMasters Museum
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence 3 | 1000 Brussels
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