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Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Bruegel's “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters

18 April - 2 July 2017

Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Bruegel’s “The Tower of Babel” and Great 16th Century Masters

Exhibition: 18 April - 2 July 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will host the exhibition, “Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’”. Featured in the exhibition besides Pieter Bruegel, as announced by its subtitle— “Great 16th Century Masters,” will be two oil paintings by Bruegel’s forerunner and artistic model, Hieronymus Bosch, along with numerous paintings, prints, and sculptures of the 16th-century Netherlands of their day, some 90 works in total.

We invite you to experience the wealth and wonder of 16th-century Dutch art through oil paintings rendered in glowing colors with remarkable realism, print works abounding with monstrous Bosch motifs, and superlative wood sculptures.

Furthermore, in addition to displaying the artworks for maximum beauty of effect and ease of viewing, the art museum—taking a totally new approach—will exhibit an enlarged reproduction of Bruegel’s painting The Tower of Babel made by Tokyo University of the Arts COI site at approximately 300% of its original size through integration of art and scientific technology. The COI site is also producing a 3D computer graphics of The Tower of Babel to provide still another avenue of approach to the wonder of this masterpiece.