Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga presents Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain. Northern Landscape from the Museo del Prado

The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon presents Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain. Northern Landscape from the Museo del Prado an exhibition on view through 30 March 2014.

The Port of Amsterdam in Winter , Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels, Oil on canvas, 67 x 91 cm, ca. 1656-60, Museo Nacional del Prado

The Port of Amsterdam in Winter , Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels, Oil on canvas, 67 x 91 cm, ca. 1656-60, Museo Nacional del Prado

During the early modern age the Italians applied the term “northerners” to the painters from regions beyond the Alps, fundamentally the Low Countries. In the 17th century, the social and cultural context of that region led painters and collectors to largely move away from the heroic themes typical of history painting and to favour everyday scenes that were equally appropriate as subjects for art. Among them was landscape, which became an independent pictorial genre in which the narrative depicted was relegated to a secondary plane and became the pretext for a faithful depiction of natural elements.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. Lisboa
Rua das Janelas Verdes
1249-017 Lisboa – Portugal

Top