The exposition presents works of the 16th – 17th centuries from one of the largest private collections in Russia. The Bruegels' works at the exhibition are complemented by a number of works by their contemporaries - well-known Flemish and Dutch authors. In total, the exposition features 70 works, most of which are shown to the Russian public for the first time.
The exhibition is based on the works of representatives of the Brueghel dynasty. The main characters of the exhibition are: Pieter Brueghel the Younger, nicknamed the Infernal, and Jan Brueghel the Elder, known as Velvet, and his grandson, Jan Brueghel the Younger. The works of the founder of the dynasty, Pieter Bruegel the Elder himself, whose name is associated with the flourishing of the national Dutch painting, are not in Russia, and they can be found extremely rarely on the market. However, the genius of the great master gave impetus for a long, more than one generation, development of a special Bruegel tradition, the paintings of which were included in the exhibition. The “Bruegel Phenomenon”, as foreign experts usually call this phenomenon in the artistic life of Flanders, never ceases to arouse the keen interest of art critics and a wide range of spectators.