Although not very much is known about his life and method, it is generally assumed that Pieter Bruegel the Elder ‘composed’ his landscapes with elements from the rural, slightly undulating Pajottenland district.

An attempt is made to follow the painter’s eye on the landscape and look at it the way he did. A visitor’s tour beckons us to experience the Brabantine landscape in the surroundings of Brussels as he did in the 16th century. 

It is a once-in-a-lifetime, breathtaking exhibition of contemporary artists who catapult Bruegel to the 21st century. Bruegel was a masterly landscape painter. He surprises the viewer with unique perspectives, harmonious landscape compositions and ostensibly corporeal decors. 

This exhibition reinterprets the landscape theme and follows in the footsteps of the master himself. A bicycle and walking tour of 12 and 33 kilometres connects 12 unique installations, interventions and settings. The tour starts and ends at two buildings that were painted by Bruegel: the Church of Saint Anna-Pede, featured in Bruegel’s “The Parable of the Blind” (1568) and the watermill of Saint Gertrudis-Pede, which is depicted in “The Magpie on the Gallows” (1568).
Bruegel's Eye: reconstructing the landscape.


Sint-Annakerk, Herdebeekstraat  176
1701 Dilbeek


From Saturday, April 27, 2019
To Sunday, October 27, 2019



Toerisme Dilbeek

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