This event is now fully booked. If you still interested in attending a lecture about our current Bruegel exhibition, why not book ‘Who was Bruegel? by Dr Amy Orrock (co-curator of the exhibition) on 11 May at 7pm?
Bruegel’s Blind Leading the Blind (1568): The Original and Its Afterlife
This lecture will explore the fascinating imagery within Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Parable of the Blind (1568), relating it to contemporary social, political and artistic conditions. The talk will reveal the popularity of the proverb of the Blind Men more generally in Netherlandish culture, and in Bruegel’s own corpus (considering the possibility of other lost “originals” by his hand). Finally the talk will investigate the “afterlife” of Bruegel’s composition, which has been frequently copied and adapted, right up to the 21st Century.
Dr Jamie Edwards’ research focusses on sixteenth-century Southern Netherlandish painting with particular emphasis on Pieter Bruegel. He currently works as a Teaching Associate in History of Art at Birmingham, and Lecturer in History of Art at Oxford Brookes
This event is now fully booked. If you are interested about attending a lecture about our current Bruegel exhibition, why now book ‘Who was Bruegel? by Dr Amy Orrock co-curator of the exhibition) on 11 May at 7pm?