In “The world upside down”, one of Pieter Bruegel’s most famous paintings, ‘Dulle Griet’ (Mad Meg) will be shown side by side with other works of his, that he made just before his move to Brussels in 1563. This collection of morbid and strange paintings clearly shows Bruegel’s admiration for Hieronymus Bosch and his concern for the turbulent period before the religious troubles in the Low Countries.. Thanks to new research and a thorough restoration of Dulle Griet, this exhibition will further reveal hidden secrets about the mystery that surrounds Bruegel. 

The exhibition is part of the year-round theme celebrating the life and work of Bruegel taking place in various locations in Antwerp, including Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Rockoxhuis and Frans Snyder House, “The Four Winds” and elsewhere in the city.

The world upside down: Bruegel's last years in Antwerp


Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
2000 Antwerp


From Tuesday, October 1, 2019
To Friday, January 31, 2020


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