December 6-8, 2018
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
This symposium is part of an important exhibition and research project on the creative processes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and is organized by Elke Oberthaler (Head of Paintings Conservation, Kunsthistorisches Museum), Sabine Pénot (Curator for Netherlandish and Dutch Painting, Kunsthistorisches Museum), Manfred Sellink (Director, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Professor of Art History, Ghent University) and Ron Spronk (Professor of Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and Radboud University, Nijmegen), with Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt (Kunsthistorisches Museum). The exhibition presents the findings of this study, including technical investigations and art historical and provenance research, to the public. Showcasing his paintings, drawings and prints, this seminal, first-ever major monographic exhibition on Pieter Bruegel the Elder opens on October 2, 2018.
The symposium will bring together renowned Bruegel scholars, conservators, and scientists who will offer new insights into Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s paintings, drawings and prints. We will focus at material and technical aspects. The symposium offers a unique opportunity for discussion and exchange, and to see Bruegel‘s original works that have been assembled for the exhibition. All papers presented at the symposium will be included in autumn 2019 in an essay volume published by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in collaboration with Hannibal Publishing.
For more information, the program, and registration: http://www.bruegelthehandofthemaster2018.org/#c4391