Tickets are also available at the entrance of Beyond Bruegel.
Pieter Bruegel (the Elder) is considered one of the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting (1525? - 1569). He is known for his detailed landscapes, colourful comical views of peasant life and extraordinary visionary paintings.
Bruegel was fascinated by nature, humanity and humor. All we know about Bruegel depends on what we glean from his opulent oeuvre . As a result, he remains an enigmatic figure.
The visit starts on the second floor of the Palais de la Dynastie. In these two rooms, you can take your time to get acquainted with Bruegel's work. There are no words used, only for itself speaking images filled with emotion. Afterwards, you take a descent to a unique art experience.
In the first room, you can discover the style characteristics of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in extraordinary detail. They are projected on large scale in high quality. The details are selected by theme from the Flemish master's opulent oeuvre.
Bruegel's work is scattered over the entire world. Yet you can still admire original works in Belgium, some even within walking distance from the Palais de Dynastie. In the second room, you'll receive an overview.
When you go down the stairs, you will find yourself entering an animated version of ‘The Fall of the Rebel Angels’. At the top, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven, surrounded by angels swirling all around you, while the descent to the bottom of the stairs will bring you to the underworld.
The last stop of the experience is a 360-degree projection that plunges you into the world of Bruegel. You will be walking in Bruegel's paintings and engravings! You'll stand, so to speak, alongside Mad Meg’s army or will be sailing on a ship at the foot of the Tower of Babel. While the works come to life, Bruegel will tell the story of his life and work as well as musings on his thoughts and anxieties.