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Over 100 Brueghel dynasty paintings exhibited together for first time in Rome

An art exhibition reunites the Brueghels? paintings, many of them on loan from private collections, for the first in Italy. They are open to the public until June 2 at the Chiostro del Bramante cultural center.

DORON J. LURIE

Chief Conservation Officer, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel)

“We can see here four generations of the Brueghel dynasty, which is an exceptional artist to have for 180 years, the same family dealing with art. So it?s start with Pieter Brueghel the Elder, his sons Peter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder, and his grandsons and then his grand grand children.”

While Italian art from that era focused on man?s idealism, the paintings from the first Brueghel depicted the beauty of natural landscapes, using artistic tones from the Low Countries.

An avid example includes the floral arrangements featured in the paintings of one of Pieter?s sons, Jan Brueghel the Elder, as well as his grandson, Jan Brueghel the Younger.

DORON J. LURIE

Chief Conservation Officer, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel)

“This is something unique, and one can follow the line of the family to see how it is simply imitating his father?s and grandfather?s. And who is approaching a new line been innovative, and more original than others. All together it is a beautiful show.”

The Brueghel family work, featuring more than 100 paintings, can now be appreciated under one roof. It also includes works from some of their closest collaborators. They feature the family?s attention to detail and their interest in natural landscapes, which came to define the Brueghel dynasty.

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