|Pieter Brueghel the Younger, "The Bird Trap" (Private collection)|
The Brueghel dynasty, whose founder, Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c. 1520/25-1568), was among the greatest painters of the 16th century, is one of the most famous families in art history. There are four generations, spanning two centuries, and half a dozen of Brueghels—it is to be noted that the name Brueghel is otherwise written as Bruegel or Breughel—including Pieter the Younger (1564-1637/38), Jan the Elder (1568-1625), Jan the Younger (1601-1678), Ambrosius (1617–1675), and Abraham (1631-1690).
The exhibition—see here for further information (in Italian)—will run until July 29, 2012. It’s a great opportunity, not to be missed! I’ll do my best to be there, too. Perhaps in combination with a visit to my beloved Abbey of Piona—faith, art, nature, and history: what a wonderful mix!