The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium present the results of several years of research on the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This research has made it possible to unveil the secrets of some fantastic creatures and enigmatic objects in The Fall of the Rebel Angels. This painting is a reflection on the potential danger of the human quest for art, knowledge and politics, a universal theme which is stronger than ever. The findings of this research can be found in a book and in a series of slide shows focussing on the work of Bruegel. Thanks to a new multimedia system, the visitor can enter Bruegel’s universe and discover his original vision close to the culture of the cabinets of curiosities and the excitement for New World discoveries at the time.
Did you know? The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium own the second biggest collection of Bruegel works in the world after the Kunsthistorisches Museum – Wien (Vienna- Austria).