Bruegel, Memling, Van Eyck... The Brukenthal collection
Fom 11 september 2009 to 11 january 2010
From 11 September 2009 to 11 January 2010, the Musée Jacquemart-André hosted, for the first time in Paris, an outstanding selection of works by the great Flemish masters of the 14th to 18th centuries, including Bruegel, Memling, van Eyck, amongst others. These major works, supplemented by works of the Italian, Dutch and German schools, belong to one of Central Europe’s most prestigious collections - the Brukenthal Collection.
A major exhibition
Bringing together world - famous masterpieces of Flemish painting – including the famous betrothal portrait by van Eyck, The Man in the Blue Hat – the Brukenthal Collection is one of the most illustrious in Eastern Europe. On the occasion of this exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André, this group of about fifty major works was presented in France for the first time.
The exhibition is designed to encourage the visitor to go from room to room, seeing works from the collection by the great names associated with a specific pictorial genre: Pieter Bruegel, master of landscape painting and master of the art of capturing atmosphere and the subtle nuances of nature, then Hans Memling, one of the most distinguished Flemish portrait painters, as well as Jan van Eyck. The visitor is also transported into the world of David Teniers the Younger and his genre and peasant scenes, to the religious world of Titian and Jacob Jordaens who offer us striking chiaroscuro studies as well as the sophistication and symbolic richness of Jan Davidsz de Heem’s still lifes.