The World of Bruegel in Black and White

21/12/2016

15 October 2019 – 16 February 2020

Bruegel is a world-renowned painter, but in the 16th century it wasn’t his paintings he was known for - it was his graphic work which brought him widespread fame. This 2019 exhibition offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with Bruegel’s famous prints.

As a pioneer in the rediscovery of Bruegel’s lesser-known masterpieces, the Royal Library of Belgium will exhibit its complete collection of prints during this special Bruegel year, at ‘The World of Bruegel in Black and White’.

Around the middle of the 16th century Flanders emerged as the international center of the production of, and trade in, prints. Bruegel and his publisher, Hieronymus Cock, both played a key role during this time. The craftsmanship and enterprising skills of these two men are the focus of the exhibition.

Many of the works are held in various editions or ‘states’. However, before a first edition ever came on the market and could be distributed across the world, a print had already undergone a long process. Discover this journey, from drawing to print, in the exhibition ‘The World of Bruegel in Black and White’.

Admire some of his original preparatory drawings, Italian landscapes, the seven deadly sins, virtues and his other marvelous prints. Dive into Bruegel’s imaginary world and be surprised by the extraordinary figures and details.

This exhibition is set in the Palace of Charles of Lorraine, a unique 18th century hidden treasure in the heart of Brussels. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover what are perhaps the lesser-known works of this great Flemish master!

 

Practical information

Dates and opening hours

15 October 2019 – 16 February 2020

Open daily from 11 AM – 7 PM

 

Tickets and prices

  • Adults - € 12
  • Discounted admission - € 9
  • Free admission for ICOM-members, children 18 years and under, school groups
  • Free audio guide (NL-FR-EN-DE-ES)

 

Offer

Guided Tours

Take a tour with a guide and go on an in-depth journey to discover the World of Bruegel in Black and White before our doors open to the public at 11.00. This is the perfect way to get up close and personal with Bruegel’s work.

Guided tours of the exhibition are available daily between 9.00 and 11.00. This tour needs to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Duration: 1.5 hour

Price: € 90 (guide) + admission (€9 pp)

Max. 15 pers.

Available in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish

 

Meet the Master

Let our expert guide immerse you into the World of Bruegel in Black and White while you enjoy a drink and some treats. With this extensive information about the collection, you can afterwards wander freely at your own pace to explore the exhibition. Roam as long as you like!

The Meet the Master tours are available daily between 11.00 and 19.00. This package needs to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Duration: 1 hour (conference), followed by the visit of the exhibition

Price: € 90 (conference + coffee/tea/sweets) + admission (€ 9 per person)

Max. 30 pers.

Available in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.

 

VIP-tours

Once the doors close to the public, the World of Bruegel in Black and White will open for you. Your expert guide will take you on an intimate in-depth journey and will give you an exclusive look into Bruegel’s life and work. In the meanwhile you can enjoy a special evening menu in a unique setting.  

Duration: 2.5 hour

Price: on request

Max. 15 pers.

Available in Dutch, French and English.

 

Bookings can be cancelled or changed (by email: educ@kbr.be) without charges at least 14 days in advance. Failure to do so will incur a charge.

 

Contact

Guided tours & group visits

Wouter Stevens - Wouter.stevens@kbr.be - +32 (0)2 519 53 72

 

Press & Communication

Joachim Spyns - joachim.spyns@kbr.be - +32 (0)2 519 55 97

 

 

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