Adriaen Brouwer Exhibition
Showing from: 15 September - 16 December 2018 Town Hall, Oudenaarde
Brouwer was one of the most important Flemish artists from the Baroque period. He was born in Oudenaarde in c. 1604, the son of an Oudenaarde tapestry cardboard artist. He had a short and turbulent life and left behind an impressive set of paintings. From an art historical point of view, his oeuvre is important as he is seen to bridge the gap between the 16th-century Bruegel tradition and the landscape and genre scenes of the next century. The accessibility and layering of Brouwer’s work make him one of the most fascinating artists of the Low Countries.
Despite being famous in his own time, Brouwer does not enjoy the same prominence of his contemporaries such as Rubens or Van Dyck today, although they were both fervent collectors of his work. This retrospective exhibition offers the public the unique opportunity to discover the versatility, high artistic quality and innovative character of Brouwer’s art.
This is also the first time his works will be exhibited in his home town at the MOU, housed in the historic town hall on Oudenaarde Markt. The works are being gathered together from a number of private and public collections spread throughout Europe and the United States. www.mou-oudenaarde.be
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