Landscapes According to the Flemish Masters

Landscapes According to the Flemish Masters
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Natural landscapes but symbolic as well; mountains, forests and streams in which the minute detail of the natural elements blends with fairy-tale elements. European landscape painting in the second half of the 1500s and the next century is this and much more. Such masterpieces can now be admired in the spaces of the Manarat al Saadiyat, as part of the 16th Edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival. An exhibition of notable artistic value, entitled Distant Prospects, in which works from some of the most important and vast private collections of the entire world, those of the Princes of Liechtenstein, can be seen. Over four-hundred years, the Princes collected masterpieces covering five centuries of history. From this vast and precious repertoire, a selection of works which best represent the history of European landscape painting were chosen, from its birth as a significant genre in painting during the second half of the 1500s among Flemish artists, all the way up to the affirmation of the genre which occurred in the XVII Century, when landscapes, earlier relegated to mere background, became a the principal subjects of the art form. Masterpieces by illustrious artists such as, among others, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Joos de Momper, Jan Brueghel the Young and Peter Paul Rubens, for the first time on display in the Middle East until 25 March.
Alessandra Migliorini - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Dubai