Sunday, January 26, 2014

La Dynastie Brueghel, La Pinacothèque de Paris

As faithful readers are already aware, I generally appreciate being surprised when it comes to art.

However! Entering the Pinacothèque, I expected scenes of daily life in medieval Holland, more or less gruesome depending on which Brueghel was behind the easel (still can't keep track of them all) which I highly enjoy. 

What I got, though, was indeed some scenes of daily life - not too gruesome, as it turned out - but also still lifes, vanities (bouquets with malevolent insects), landscapes, allegories and even Biblical scenes. 
A lot less tortured than anticipated, much to the relief of my companion, so not all of us left disgruntled.


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