Friday, September 8, 2017

Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s "Drawing the World" opens in Vienna

"The Descent of Christ Into Limbo" (1551) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (engraved by Jan and Lucas van Duetecum). © The Albertina Museum, Vienna
VIENNA---Through 100 works, this exhibition presents the entire spectrum of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s drawn and printed oeuvre and seeks to shed light on his artistic origins by juxtaposing his output with high-quality works by important predecessors such as Bosch and Dürer. Bruegel’s drawings, done on the eve of the Dutch Revolt against Spanish rule and amidst an era of political, social, and religious transformations, conjure up a complex pictorial world. Bruegel reflects on social conditions in a way that is humorous, perceptive, and deeply critical. Find out more about the Bruegel exhibition from the Albertina’s website. [More]