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Welcome to a virtual tour of one of the world’s most famous painting collections of paintings in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna!
Experience the art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder up-close. Together with our partner Visit Flanders, we invite you to explore the “Bruegel Gallery” (Gallery X) of our Picture Gallery in a virtual tour and see Bruegel’s masterpieces like you’ve never seen them before. The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna houses twelve of Bruegel’s paintings, by far the largest and most important collection of his works in the world, among them celebrated paintings like Peasant Wedding, Children’s Games, Hunters in the Snow and, of course, The Tower of Babel. Enjoy the gallery’s special atmosphere from the comfort of your own home and experience Bruegel up close: use the zoom function (+ and -) to explore the paintings and discover a wealth of fascinating details at leisure. Click on pop-up boxes for more information on the paintings and Bruegel’s life.
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Check out our interactive website www.insidebruegel.net to explore high-definition images of the paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.
In collaboration with the Vienna University of Technology, we have developed a unique photo-robot that uses technical photography to produce a comprehensive survey of Bruegel’s brush stroke and technique. Its results were presented in the 2018 Bruegel exhibition. And although the exhibition has closed its doors, the free website can still be accessed by Bruegel fans from around the world. This is exactly what Bruegel wanted: he invites us to look closely – and these sensational images allow us to focus on different parts of the painting. Selected details are shown side-by-side in visible light, as infrared-reflectographs and X-ray images.
Try it out right away and discover a wealth of tiny, fascinating details in Bruegel’s compositions!