Sleeping Tulips in the Age of Bruegel & Smets' Art
The Inward Singing of a Glorious Fountain at Night
Romantic walks around Baron Victor Horta Fountain outside the entrance of the Cinematic museum down an alley behind BOZAR.
The grandeur of the silent night and the sleeping tulips lent aesthetic value to the romantic ambiance and sufficient space to shelter your dreams and your emotions.The gigantic fresco in the backdrop was celebrating the Age of Bruegel - 450 Year with street art trail in the very city centre ; art had found its way to express the emotional power and the human creativity in a striking visual form.
The Age of Bruegel - 450 YEAR - Street Art
Landscape architect Bas Smets was inspired by Pieter Bruegel's paintings and composed landscapes as a collage of fragments.The old master was not interested in representing reality but rather in creating imaginary landscapes made up of typically Brabant features and elements he had seen on his trips through Europe.
Bas Smets and his agency created impressive installations that have changed the street adjacent to BOZAR into a rolling landscape with terraces and trees.The route runs past institutions and locations that have a story to tell about Bruegel.
The mural above,in which you may recognise Margaret of Austria as a Widow ( by Bernard van Orley) ,is part of a whole series of frescos,all created by FARM PROD around Pieter Bruegel and Brussels,the city in which the painter made two-thirds of his paintings and was also buried.Bernard van Orley is a leading artist and representative of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting too.
The FARM PROD artists’ collective share with us their vision of the 16th century,borrowing images from two exhibitions,Bernard van Orley and the Renaissance and Prints in the Age of Bruegel.
Brussels and Bruegel are inextricably linked.To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Flemish master, several exhibitions and original activities will take place throughout the year.
BOZAR : "Today we have once again arrived at a tipping point; forcing us to ask such fundamental questions as how we deal with our planet, migration, technology, work and democracy. This is why we now look back at the driving force behind the changes of the Renaissance."
The wooden fresco above opened officially on 30 April, 2019
during the Bozar Night.