Adri­aen Brouwer Ex­hi­bi­tion

Show­ing from: 15 Septem­ber - 16 De­cem­ber 2018 Town Hall, Ou­de­naarde

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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-ou­de­

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