Wednesday 1st February 2023 – Bruegel: The Seasons of the World

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Bruegal: The Seasons of the World

Lecturer: Gavin Plumley

In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was commissioned to create a series of paintings for a dining room in Antwerp. The images, charting the course of a year, changed the way we view the world through art. This lecture will explore how Bruegel pioneered a new way of thinking about the environment and our individual places within a shifting cosmos.

A writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines, and opera and concert programmes worldwide, Gavin Plumley lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries. Recent lectures have included those to the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the National Theatre, the British Museum and the Neue Galerie in New York.