The Bruegel Succes Story Colloquium – Brussels, 12-14 September 2018
Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) organised the Bruegel Success Story Colloquium, which took place in Brussels from 12 to 14 September 2018. The colloquium was intended for curators, art historians, conservators and scientists studying painting from the Southern Netherlands in the 16th century.

The biennial colloquium is alternately organised by KIK/IRPA, UCL, KU Leuven and Musea Brugge. This year, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the University of Liège were joint organizers.

Maarten Bassens, Daan van Heesch, Joris Van Grieken and Lieve Watteeuw (Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art, KU Leuven) presented papers at the conference. You can read their abstracts here:

  • Maarten Bassens, ‘Diet wel aenmerct, die siet groot wondere’. Retracing Pieter Bruegel’s Printing Press(es) by Means of a Typographical InquiryAbstract
  • Daan van Heesch, Hercules et Simia: The Peculiar Afterlife of Bruegel in Sixteenth-Century SegoviaAbstract
  • Lieve Watteeuw, Marina Van Bos, Joris Van Grieken and Maarten Bassens, View on the Strait of Messina, Circle of Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawing Techniques and Materials ExaminedAbstract

For an overview of the program, click here.