Gentler side on display

MONTROSE Museum is hosting the ‘Pieter Brueghel The Younger’ exhibition, which runs until April 14.

This is a rare opportunity to see paintings from Angus Council’s own permanent collections and loans from the Aberdeen Art Gallery by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (c1564-1636) the noted 16th century Flemish Renaissance painter. He was the son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525-1569), and chiefly known for his fantasy paintings, depicting fire and grotesque figures, for which he earned the nickname ‘Hell’ Brueghel, and for his copies and variants of peasant scenes by his father Pieter Brueghel the Elder. This exhibition shows a gentler side of the artist, with religious and landscape pieces. It also focuses on how these outstanding Flemish paintings arrived in Scottish collections from Spain, perhaps bundled up with war booty from a turbulent time in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. There are various Brueghel fun activities for children visiting the exhibition including ‘Where’s My Hat At?’ and ‘Spot the Dog...and Other Animals’.