Pieter Brueghel the elder is an incredibly versatile and complex historical figure – having a tremendous influence on art, culture, and the way we perceive the 16th century in hindsight. He was really a Renaissance man, having worked as a Painter, Printmaker, Draughtsman, and Humanist in turn.
By focusing primarily on his paintings, Sabry Amroussi will be lifting the veil on this mysterious character, taking us through the paintings he considers essential to get a deeper understanding of this master of storytelling. From farmers to fallen angels, participants should expect to be immersed in the rich artistic language of the enigmatic Pieter Brueghel the Elder and understand its brilliant subtleties and hidden meanings.
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.