Turismo Madrid

Brueghel. Maravillas del arte flamenco

Until 12 April 2020, the Palacio de Gaviria is hosting the exhibition 'Brueghel: The Fascinating World of Flemish Art', organised by Arthemisia España. This is a unique opportunity to discover the work of this Dutch dynasty, which marked a turning point in the history of European art between the 16th and 17th centuries.

Since last October 7 you can see a selection of works from the seven most prominent members of the family protagonist of the exhibition, so we will see the works of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Jan Pieter Brueghel, Abraham Brueghel and Ambrosius Brueghel.

The exhibition, curated by Sergio Gaddi, begins with the oil paintings of the founder of the saga, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, who although it was not initially possible to access his work, since his paintings belonged to private collections, gained his fame, thanks in part to his first-born, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, who made authentic copies of his paintings, such as the 1601 Bird Trap.

Composed of nearly a hundred pieces that give a good account of a historical period, along with the works of the dynasty we can also see representative pieces by approximately twenty other artists such as Rubens, Bosch or David Teniers the Younger.

Following the success of its passage through cities such as Rome, Paris and Tel Aviv, the exhibition will also allow us to admire the works Pair of Still Lifes with Flowers, from 1660, and a cycle of four paintings representing the Allegory of the Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air, from 1645 by Ambrosius Brueghel (1617-1675), a little-known and rarely studied artist.

'Brueghel: The Fascinating World of Flemish Art' is open Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm. Get your ticket now! 

More info: Brueghel: The Fascinating World of Flemish Art 

Image credits: © Palacio de Gaviria