For a while now we have had the idea of pursuing Pieter Bruegel the Elder by visiting cities where his works are exhibited – including Brussels, Antwerp and Vienna. I’ll also add posts about paintings by Bruegel that we have seen in London, Berlin and Madrid. It’s not an original idea: we were inspired by Robert L Bonn’s, Painting Life, in which the author does the same.
- Vienna, part1:Through the seasons
- Vienna, part 2: Religion, politics and war
- Vienna, part 3: ‘Peasant’ Bruegel
- In pursuit of Bruegel: Berlin (June 2015)
- In pursuit of Bruegel in Brussels and Antwerp (July 2013)
- In London: The Massacre of the Innocents (redacted) (January 2013)
- Encounter with a Bruegel masterpiece: Pieter Bruegel the Younger’s The Procession to Calvary (February 2011)
- Census At Bethlehem by Pieter Bruegel (TV review, December 2009)
- Bruegel to Rubens: Masters of Flemish Painting (exhibition review, December 2008)
- In pursuit of Bruegel: Madrid and The Triumph of Death (March 2003)
4 thoughts on “In pursuit of Bruegel”
Don.t forget Bruegel’s drawings and engravings! There are about 150 often hidden away in draws in many different museums. They range from Alpine scenes to highly imaginative Bosch-like designs full of amazing details and they give a whole other aspect to his genius.
I, too, am in pursuit of Bruegel, albeit on a different path:
Your Brueghel essays and photographs are among the most magnificent creations I have ever seen online since 1990 when I first began to use the Internet. Your Brueghel reproductions are amazingly clear and high resolution. How on earth did you do it? Thank you.
Thank you, Sandra. I’m pleased you have enjoyed my pursuit of Bruegel. I can’t remember for all the galleries, but in Vienna photography was allowed and we were there at an early hour with hardly anyone else in the rooms to intrude upon with my camera.