CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Tracing Bosch & Bruegel: four paintings magnified

Exhibition: 22 October 2011 - 4 March 2012

The exhibition brings together four 16th-century Boschian panel paintings that show, with some alterations, the same composition of Christ Driving the Money-lenders from the Temple and displays them side by side with visualised research and interactive didactic materials.

The results, as well as the ongoing process of the research, will be presented via an innovative multimedia program. This will offer a rare opportunity to see ‘below the images’ and discover the complex creative processes and imaginative storytelling within the paintings, as well learning more about the challenging process of preserving our cultural heritage.

In the exhibition, the paintings will be displayed alongside interactive content illustrating the technical analyses undertaken on each painting, as well as information about their genesis, relation to the art of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder and the encrypted morals the paintings communicate. Visitors will also be able to relive the complex journey that the paintings’ materials once took, almost half a millennium ago: from Prussian forests to the artists’ studios of Antwerp; from the studios to residences, guilds and places of worship, to art collections, art dealers and the museums and collections across Europe where the works now reside.

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