Adriaen Brouwer Exhibition 15 September to 16 December 2018 Town Hall, Oudenaarde
The city of Oudenaarde will be hosting an exhibition devoted to the painter Adriaen Brouwer (1605/06 - 1638). Between the 16th and 18th centuries, Oudenaarde was one of the most important tapestry weaving centres in Flanders, and Brouwer was born there, the son of a tapestry cartoon painter.
He grew to be the bridging figure between the 16th century Bruegeltradition and the landscape and genre scenes of the 17th century. During his lifetime he was a highly regarded artist, very fashionable and well collected by his contemporaries, Rubens and Rembrandt. This exhibition will provide the visitor with a fascinating insight into Brouwer’s oeuvre, and the fact that today he is less well known than his contemporaries, makes him one of the most interesting painters of the Low Countries. www.mou-oudenaarde.be