Rediscovery of Mad Meg (‘Dulle Griet’), masterpiece by Pieter Bruegel the Elder


29/01/2019

By Dominique Allart, Professor at and director of the Department of History of Art of Modern Times (15th – 18th century) at the University of Liège. Introduction by Guy van Wassenhove, Curator at the Fonds Baillet Latour

The introduction given by Guy van Wassehove will focus on the work of the art restorer. Dominique Allart, the Breugel family specialist, will then be invited to re-axamine the famous painting Dulle Griet by Peter Breugel the Elder (Antwerp, the Mayer van den Bergh Museum), following its recent restoration. In what context did the artist imagine and paint this strange composition? What significance would it have had at the time? These questions lead to an examination of Hieronymus Bosch’s legacy and an exploration of madness and misogyny in the 16th century.

Language: FR
In partnership with the Fonds Baillet Latour

Pieter I Bruegel, Dulle Griet, detail, 1563, Museum Mayer van den Bergh Antwerpen, photo KIK- IRPA Brussels