THE WORLD OF PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER: A Commemoration of the 450th Anniversary of his Death

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (All day)


Time:     10.30 for 10.45 – 3.30 
Venue:   The Linnean, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF
Tutor:     Clare Ford Wille
Cost:       £36 (no coffee or lunch)

2019 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Bruegel in 1569. Bruegel’s lifetime coincides with one of the most turbulent and destructive in the Netherlands.  His short career introduced and developed the new subjects of landscape and everyday life, yet these joyous and apparently innocent pictures may contain subtle political and social comment and painted for important patrons.  Who were they and why is Bruegel’s work so timeless?