Bernard van Orley (1488-1541) owned one of the largest ateliers of his era and played a fundamental role in the artistic life of Brussels in the first half of the 16th century. He is therefore considered an important link between the Flemish Primitives and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

With this exhibition on Van Orley, Brussels will host a long-anticipated world premiere, as for both historical and logistical reasons Brussels is the only location where a large retrospective of this Flemish
master can be achieved. As his work is still on display in many churches and collections in and around Brussels, visitors will be able to follow an itinerary connecting the Brussels’ city centre to the European quarter and the Brussels Cinquantenaire Museum. An illustrated city map will guide the visitor through Brussels and allows them to admire the works of the Flemish masters in their original setting.

This exhibition will be further complemented with a music programme that consists of works dating back to the age of Van Orley. This all-encompassing experience can be rounded off with a visit to the new ‘Café Victor’, which will offer thematic menus and snacks.


Opening planned: Spring 2019

Bernard van Orley: The road to Bruegel

Where

Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels

When

From Monday, April 1, 2019
To Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Contact

Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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