Bruegel: new insights on a Masterpiece

Presentation of a publication

Tine Luk Meganck / Pieter Bruegel / the Elder / Fall of the Rebel Angels / Art, Knowledge and Politics on the Eve of the Dutch Revolt / Silvana Editoriale / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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

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