Works from a period spanning some 150 years that trace the realist revolution led by Pieter Brueghel
the Elder, the brilliant head of the family, and by his sons.
The story of five generations in an exhibition - from 21 September to 19 February 2017
at the Reggia di Venaria, Sale delle Arti - celebrating the most important assemblage of Flemish artists between the 16th and 17th centuries who were the interpreters of the splendour of the 17th century and whose dynasty has become a byword for excellence in pictorial art.
Pieter Brueghel the Younger - who followed his father’s success with works such as the Peasant Wedding Dance and Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap and Jan Brueghel the Elder, nicknamed velvet Brueghel for his extraordinary painting perfection as in Landscape with Travellers and Peasants on a Track. Of his son Jan Brueghel the Younger is shown the beautiful version of the Three Graces produced together with Frans Wouters, next to Still Life with Fruit and Exotic Bird by Abraham (great-grandson of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, who specialised in still life paintings) and next to works by Marten van Cleve - the one most influenced by the work of the original Brueghel - who painted the exceptional Peasant Wedding cycle of six panels and modern versions of evangelical themes such as the Parable of the Good Shepherd.
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