"Flemish landscape fables" at Lille Fine Arts Museum
The Lille Palais des Beaux-Arts is organizing a major international exhibition entitled « Fables du Paysage Flamand au 16° Siècle, Bosch, Brueghel, Bles, Bril » (« Flemish Landscape Fables in the 16th Century ») from October 6, 2012 to January 14, 2013.
The marvellous and fabulous characteristics of these landscapes, which still arouse feelings of fascination, awe, or perplexity, will be revealed through a hundred works of art in this exhibition.
Flemish artists invented a new way of painting, which was both captivating and creative, at the boundary between reality and imagination. Nature became the place for myths and fables. Trees and rocks were
In these hybrid worlds a path for life is drawn for the spectator. The Flemish landscape is a terrestrial framework, which encourages the spectator to engage in thought. It becomes the passageway between physical reality and the spiritual world.
The paintings of the exhibition are signed by famous masters such as Bosch, Breughel, Met de Bles, Bril, or Patinir, but also by less wellknown but nonetheless brilliant artists, like Jan Mandijn or Kerstiaen de Keuninck. Their powerful message continues into the modern world, and has never ceased to be meaningful. The exhibition is above and beyond an artistic opportunity. It is essentially the means of understanding the world around us.
Works of art coming from the collections of important French museums (Douai, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Valenciennes…) and international museums (Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Florence, Ghent, London, Madrid, Rome, Rotterdam, Vienna…).
Monday from 2pm to 6pm and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays : from 10am to 7pm
Admission fees and rates
Exhibition only : 6,50€ / reduced rate 5€
Museum and exhibition : 9€ / reduced rate 6€