For the first time in world history, the Museum of the History of Art in Vienna has collected three-quarters of the entire creative heritage of the master of the Northern Renaissance, the Dutch artist Peter Beygel the Elder. Exposition«Brueghel» dedicated to the 450th anniversary of his death. The value and fragility of the paintings, prints and drawings presented on it is such that such a show can hardly be repeated in the coming decades.
Museums and private collectors attribute the works of Bruegel to their most precious and fragile treasures. Most panels are never rented for exhibitions. The Austrian museum managed to collect about 30 paintings on panels and almost half of the surviving drawings and engravings.
For the first time in centuries in one place you can see four panels from the cycle at once. «Seasons». Three of them, including the famous «Hunters in the snow», included in the collection of the Museum of Art History, the fourth - «Haymaking» - Arrived from the Lobkowitzky Palace in Prague. Reunited in more than four centuries, and both have come down to our days «Tower of Babel»: your panel, which is called «small», sent to the Austrian capital of the Boymans Museum - van Beuningen (Rotterdam).
Other significant exhibits include paintings. «View of the Gulf of Naples» from the gallery of Doria Pamphylia in Rome, «Two monkeys» from the Berlin State Museums, «Triumph of death» from the Prado to Madrid, «The Mad Greta» from the Mayer van den Berg Museum in Antwerp, «Adoration of the Magi in the winter landscape» from Switzerland and «Adoration of the Magi» from the National Gallery in London as well as drawings «Beekeepers» from the Berlin State Museums and «Artist and connoisseur» from the Albertina Gallery in Vienna.