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Brueghel. Capolavori dell’arte fiamminga

From: 2/10/2015 - To: 28/02/2016

Palazzo Albergati Via Saragozza, 28 - Bologna

Phone +39 051 0301015

Date of last update: 29/02/2016, 13:25

Brueghel. Masterpieces of Flemish art

2 October  2015 - 28 February 2016
Bologna, Palazzo Albergati - Art Experience

curated by Sergio Gaddi and Andrea Wandschneider

On October 2nd the exhibit “Brueghel. Capolavori dell’arte fiamminga” (Brueghel, Masterpieces of Flemish art)  opens at Palazzo Albergati. It traces over 150 years of Flemish artistic and familial history, bringing in Bologna the masterpieces created by the talented painters of a whole dynasty – the Brueghel familyfrom the 16th to the 17th centuries.

On show the works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Abraham Brueghel, Ambrosious Brueghel. The exhibition celebrates the family of Flemish painters - great interpreters of the seventeenth-century splendour, analysing the revolution of their realistic painting. Generations of artists who made their mark on the great themes of the history of art in Europe.

The exhibition also presents some works by other selected artists, such as Frans de Momper, Frans Francken, Hendrick van Balen, Joos de Momper, and many others who contributed - together with the Brueghels, to create one of the richest and most fascinating page or the art history.
The moral judgment, sovereign nature, soldiers and hunters, travellers and merchants, allegories and parables, splendour and vanity, silent life, and the dance of the lasts: through these themes giving the titles to the different sections, the exhibition presents the captivating story of real life and the thorough attention paid for the world description.
In the Flemish painting - according to Brueghel’s style, Nature becomes the true protagonist of the human story. It is depicted with a figurative richness, a care for the detail, and a composition beauty never seen before in the painting history, such as the accurate and detailed painting An extensive Still Life of Fruit in a Landscape (1670) by  Abraham Brueghel or the beautiful Allegory of the Four Elements (1630 - 1635) by Jan Brueghel the Younger and Hendrick van Balen, both on show at Palazzo Albergati.
The exhibition Brueghel. Capolavori dell’arte fiamminga is produced and organized by Arthemisia Group with the sponsorship of Comune di Bologna, and it is curated by Sergio Gaddi and Andrea Wandschneider, director of Paderborn Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle.


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  • From: 2/10/2015
  • To: 28/02/2016

Monday to Sunday 10am - 8pm (ticket office closes one hour before)
Special opening on holidays: 1 November 10am-8pm; 8 December 10am-8pm; 24 December 10am-6pm; 25 December 12pm–8pm; 26 December 10am-8pm; 31 December 10am-6pm; 1 January 12pm-8pm; 6 January 10am-8pm


Opening hours during Art City Bologna: Friday, January 29th from 10am to 8pm; Saturday, January 30th from 10am to midnight; Sunday, January 31st from 10am to 8pm

Full € 13,00 (audio-guide included)
Reduction € 11,00 (audio-guide included) > over 65; visitors from 11 to under 18 years old; students under 26 ; soldiers; disabled people, journalists with regular professional card, holders of Bologna Welcome Card
Group reduction € 10,00 > reservation required min 15 max 25 persons, microphone requested
Kids reduction € 5,00 > children from 4 to under 11 years old
School reduction € 5,00 > reservation required min 15 max 25 persons
Preschool reduction € 3,00 > reservation required min 15 max 25 persons
Special reduction € 9,00 (audio-guide included) > guides with professional card if they are not leading a group
Free admission (audio-guide included) > children under 4; group leaders (1 per group); teachers with their classes (2 per group); ICOM members (with card); helper of disabled people, invitation coupon holders; Vip Card Arthemisia Group holders, journalists with regular professional card during their service and with the editor previous registration request of adrressed to ads@arthemisia.it (if urgent by phone +39 345 7503572).

Admission is € 11 for the holders of Arte Fiera ticket (valid on Art City Bologna days only). On Saturday 30 January from 8pm to 11pm Special Ticket € 5 for the holders of ARTE FIERA tickets.

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Brueghel. Capolavori dell'arte fiamminga