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Bruegel's view of the world

The drawings and graphic prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (around 1525/1530-1569) are among the most valuable objects owned by the Albertina. Based on these works, the exhibition "Bruegel. Drawing the world" presents the full range of his drawings and graphic prints. Furthermore, his artistic origins are highlighted by comparing high-ranking works of important predecessors such as Hieronymus Bosch or Albrecht Dürer. A total of 90 works are on display. The exhibition casts light on Bruegel's importance as a "painter of farmers", as an innovator of landscape art and as a sociocritical satirist.

That's because Pieter Bruegel the Elder designed a complex world of imagery in an age of political, social and religious upheaval on the cusp of the Dutch war of independence against its Spanish rulers. Humorous and down to earth, witty and critical was how he reflected social circumstances. Bruegel's drawings were already highly prized during his lifetime. Many were widely disseminated as templates for copper etchings.

Bruegel. Drawing the world

8 September - 3 December 2017


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2,40€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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