Brussels | Pieter Bruegel the Elder barely had time to pack up his easel when he had to hand over the Dynasty Palace in Brussels to three other Flemish masters. In this new, innovative art experience, you will meet the three great masters of Flemish painting Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel and Peter Paul Rubens. Although each lived and painted in a different century, they will be rubbing elbows in our capital city. Thanks to the latest video mapping techniques and 360° projections, ‘Meet The Masters’ offers a dazzling exhibition in which the artists truly appear to come to life. All info and tickets are available on www.meetthemasters.be . The exhibition opens on 27 August.
For an entire year, the Dynasty Palace in Brussels hosted a multimedia exhibition on Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Over 60,000 visitors from around the world were transported back to the 16th century to experience the astonishing world of Bruegel. Now it’s the turn of the trio of Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel and Peter Paul Rubens.
From 27 August, the three of them will welcome you into their studios, where their artworks truly come to life as you listen to their stories. The use of high-tech imagery, video-mapping and 360° projections makes it possible to zoom in on impressive details. Through an immersive audio experience, and thanks to the audio guide created by art historians and experts who extensively studied the literature and publications for both adults and children, you will gain an understanding of their great talents and methods of working.
The soundscape, the expertly compiled historical background, the storyline and the many special effects make it seem like you are really a part of the world in which they lived. In the final room of the exhibition, the large auditorium, the three Old Masters meet each other in the castle of Peter Paul Rubens.
This new exhibition was commissioned by Toerisme Vlaanderen (Tourism Flanders). The success of the Beyond Bruegel exhibition clearly demonstrated the added value of innovative art experiences. Collaborators on the project include CREATE.eu, a Ghent-based multimedia company that uses the latest technologies to create stunning digital art projects, and Congé, which develops creative ideas and implements them in unique locations. They are known for the food market ‘Mercado’ and the creative hub ‘Meatpack’, but especially for ‘Plein Publiek’ in Antwerp and Brussels. Locations where catering, events and culture are a major component. Duvel Moortgat is a concessionaire and permanent partner of CREATE.eu and the non-profit Congé. And at Plein Publiek BXL, you can taste Duvel on tap – that’s pretty unique, because it’s something you won’t find in many places in Belgium. The Public Buildings Authority, owner of the Brussels Dynasty Palace, has granted them the opportunity to stay in the building longer than initially planned.
Have you finished your tour of the exhibition? Then you’ll find yourself in Plein Publiek. Because the Dynasty Palace is not only your meeting place with the Flemish Old Masters – it’s also a hip Brussels hotspot. In the conservatory constructed inside the building, you can stop for a snack or a tasty brunch, lunch or dinner. Or if you prefer, choose a table on the sunny terrace. And by the way, you can already do that now, anytime, because Plein Publiek BXL is freely (and safely) accessible to you and your Covid-19 ‘bubble’. Cheers! Don’t forget your face mask.
Plein Publiek & Meet The MastersPlein Publiek & Meet The Masters Kunstberg (Mont des Arts) 5, 1000 BrusselsKunstberg (Mont des Arts) 5, 1000 Brussels Tickets cost 7 euros for cTickets cost 7 euros for children aged 6 to 16 on weekdays and 8 euros on weekends. Adults pay hildren aged 6 to 16 on weekdays and 8 euros on weekends. Adults pay 10 euros (weekdays) and 11 euros on weekends. Admission is free for children under 6. Special 10 euros (weekdays) and 11 euros on weekends. Admission is free for children under 6. Special rates apply for seniors, students and teachers, and there are also promotions for families anrates apply for seniors, students and teachers, and there are also promotions for families and groups.
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