To mark the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is showing the world’s first major monographic exhibition on the work of this exceptional artist (October 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019).
The organizers of the exhibition invited the FINGERPRINT Project (KU Leuven, Illuminare, KBR & KIK) to demonstrate the ongoing research in one of the ‘technical cabinets’ incorporated in the exhibition display in the Kunsthistorisch Museum. The focus of the ‘cabinet’ is the study on the drawing techniques of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This is characterised in the drawing Luxuria from the print room of the Royal Library of Belgium, using imaging and analytical techniques. The first phase of the project presented innovating results on the composition of the media, the tools and technique of the Bruegel as a draughtsman and the transfer technique from drawing to print.
Involved in the FINGERPRINT Project are Lieve Watteeuw from Illuminare, Maarten Bassens and Joris van Grieken (Print Room, KBR), Bruno Vandermeulen and Hendrik Hameeuw from the Digital Lab KU Leuven and Marc Proesmans (Esat). KIK-IRPA and UGent are partners in the project (Brain-Belspo 2016-2020)
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