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Discover Bruegel

At the Museum Mayer van den Bergh you will come face to face with the work of the great Pieter Bruegel. The fascination of his wonderful painting Mad Meg is endless.

Bruegel in the museum

In the museum you can admire two of Pieter Bruegel’s forty paintings. The museum also has more than thirty of the artist’s prints in its possession.

Mad Meg

A horror film in painted form

You never grow tired of looking at Pieter Bruegel’s world-famous painting Mad Meg. There’s always something new to see and experience.

Pissing at the moon

Pieter Bruegel had a thing about sayings and proverbs. And a sense of humour too. This is clear from these twelve little paintings, which together represent one of his 45 or so works.

The print-maker

Museum Mayer van den Bergh has around thirty prints designed by Bruegel. He became famous for his prints, only taking up painting later on...

About Bruegel

Foto: Ans Brys

A shadowy life

We know much less about the great Pieter Bruegel than we do, for example, about Rubens, who lived two generations later. We have many of Rubens’ letters and he left a very extensive body of work. This is not the case with Bruegel. So what do we actually know about him?

Pieter’s son Pieter

Pieter’s two sons also become painters. Jan Bruegel went his own way and became a famous painter of landscapes, animals, flower arrangements, and so on. He also worked closely with and was a good friend of his fellow Antwerper Rubens. Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Jan’s older brother, mainly copied work by his father.