"Flemish landscape fables" at Lille Fine Arts Museum

From October 06, 2012 to January 14, 2013
  • Jan Mandijn, Saint Christophe portant l'enfant Jésus

    Jan Mandijn, Saint Christophe portant l'enfant Jésus

    © Musées d’Art et d’Histoire de La Rochelle, Max Roy

  • Pieter Huys (attribué à), Saint Christophe, XVIe siècle

    Pieter Huys (attribué à), Saint Christophe, XVIe siècle

    © Jean MUNIN - Musée de La Cour d'Or - Metz Métropole

"Flemish landscape fables" at Lille Fine Arts Museum 59000 Lille fr

The Lille Palais des Beaux-Arts is organizing a major international exhibition entitled « Fables du Paysage Flamand au 16° Siècle, Bosch, Brueghel, Bles, Bril » (« Flemish Landscape Fables in the 16th Century ») from October 6, 2012 to January 14, 2013.

The marvellous and fabulous characteristics of these landscapes, which still arouse feelings of fascination, awe, or perplexity, will be revealed through a hundred works of art in this exhibition.

Flemish artists invented a new way of painting, which was both captivating and creative, at the boundary between reality and imagination. Nature became the place for myths and fables. Trees and rocks were
In these hybrid worlds a path for life is drawn for the spectator. The Flemish landscape is a terrestrial framework, which encourages the spectator to engage in thought. It becomes the passageway between physical reality and the spiritual world.

The paintings of the exhibition are signed by famous masters such as Bosch, Breughel, Met de Bles, Bril, or Patinir, but also by less wellknown but nonetheless brilliant artists, like Jan Mandijn or Kerstiaen de Keuninck. Their powerful message continues into the modern world, and has never ceased to be meaningful. The exhibition is above and beyond an artistic opportunity. It is essentially the means of understanding the world around us.

Works of art coming from the collections of important French museums (Douai, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Valenciennes…) and international museums (Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Florence, Ghent, London, Madrid, Rome, Rotterdam, Vienna…).

Opening times

Monday from 2pm to 6pm and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays : from 10am to 7pm

Admission fees and rates

Exhibition only : 6,50€ / reduced rate 5€
Museum and exhibition : 9€ / reduced rate 6€

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