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Bruegel

Vienna 3 nights Prices on request

2 October 2018 to 13 January 2019, Kunsthistorisches Museum 

 

To mark the 450th anniversary of one of the greatest Flemish painters, Vienna will host the world’s first exhibition dedicated to Pieter Bruegel the Elder this autumn. Featuring international loans to complement the Habsburg collection of 12 Bruegel panels, this promises to be one of the outstanding exhibitions of recent years.

 

Just over forty paintings by Bruegel’s own hand have been preserved to this day. The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna owns by far the largest collection, with twelve panels. This is due not least to the fact that, already in the 16th century, Habsburg collectors had recognised the exceptional quality and originality of Bruegel’s imagery and endeavoured to acquire his prestigious works. Bruegel’s popularity is also down to the stunning compositions themselves, which are often moralising and always teeming with characters, inviting the viewer to reflect on the multi-layered complexity of the image contents.

In museums and private collections, Bruegel’s works are rightly held to be among the most precious, but also the most fragile inventories. To date, the vast majority of the wooden panels have never been loaned for exhibition purposes. So once the collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is complemented by many paintings on loan from international museums and private collections, the overview of Bruegel’s entire oeuvre is set to be nothing short of sensational.

 

Photographs:
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Battle between Carnival and Lent. 1559, oak, 118 x 164,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery. © KHM-Museumsverband

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Christ Carrying the Cross. 1564, oak, 124 x 170 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery. © KHM-Museumsverband

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel. 1563, oak, 114 x 155 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery. © KHM-Museumsverband

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