The Smokers, Adriaen Brouwer

Adriaen Brouwer: master of emotions

The MOU - Museum of Oudenaarde and the Flemish Ardennes organizes an ambitious exhibition devoted to the Flemish master Adriaen Brouwer (1606, Oudenaarde - 1638, Antwerp), contemporary of Pieter-Paul Rubens.

From an art-historical point of view, Brouwer's works are of an exceptional importance: he is the bridging figure between the sixteenth-century Bruegel tradition and the landscape and genre scenes of the seventeenth century. Despite the fame he enjoyed during his lifetime, the artist (still) has not reached the fame of contemporaries like Rubens or Van Dyck today. Yet he was very talented and his works highly estimated; among others Rubens and Rembrandt were enthusiastic collectors. Brouwer was one of the most creative and innovative artists of his time.

The exhibition in the MOU Museum will be the first monographic show gathering a large amount of the artist's oeuvre.

More information

The exhibition runs from 15 September until 16 December 2018.
Check the biography and works of Adriaen Brouwer on this website.