Babel and Contemporary Art and The Fantastic and Fabulous in 16th century Flemish Landscape Painting: Bosch, Brueghel, Bles, Bril at Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille

Today is the last day to visit the exhibition Babel in Contemporary Art at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, together with the exhibition: ‘The Fantastic and Fabulous  in 16th century Flemish Landscape Painting: Bosch, Brueghel, Bles, Bril” at the same museum. In the 16th century art, the theme of Babel was very  popular, as can be seen in works by Brueghel, Cleve, Valckenborch, Verhaecht and Momper. To complement the exhibition taking in these works,  the first exclusively contemporary show to explore the topic has also been on show.  It includes works in all media, and takes in all aspects of the story from Genesis; the building and the destruction of the Tower, as well as the babble of languages. Works by Anselm Kiefer and Jake and Dinos Chapman are included.

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