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Unseen Masterpieces

A new look at an old master. See Bruegel's work like never before.

Nearly 450 years on, the art of Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder continues to fascinate and inspire. Bruegel / Unseen Masterpieces / - a virtual experience that unites major museums' collections with new technology - brings the hidden details and stories of the artworks to life. Immerse yourself in Bruegel’s richly textured world using Virtual Reality technology and super high-resolution Gigapixel imagery. Gain a unique perspectives and expert insights into this Renaissance master.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Museum of fine arts Statens Museum for Kunst Royal Collection Trust The Frick Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Staatliche Museen / Gemaldegalerie

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There is more here than meets the eye. Zoom in to the tiniest of details in Bruegel's intricate artworks.

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“In a unique way Bruegel, like Leonardo, Arcimboldo, or Rabelais, visualizes the fascination for metamorphosis and change that were so characteristic of the sixteenth century – but at the same time so timeless.”

Tine Meganck
PhD, Art Historian


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Watch immersive video tours featuring museum curators' commentary to get inside Bruegel's art.

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Bruegel / Unseen Masterpieces / is the result of a partnership between major international museums.