Monday, September 11, 2017

Bruegel anno 2017

This summer the Belgian town of ¨Peer was the place to be.
The small city celebrated that it was 650 ago, it obtained its city rights. One of the most eye-catching activities to celebrate was the Bruegel cartoon festival. It is not very certain at all, but in Peer one believes that  the world famous and great painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1530 – 9 September 1569) was born in the village of Grote Brogel, near Peer. Of course Bruegel is Peer's honorary citizen.

Along with the exhibition, presenting excellent cartoons based on the paintings of Bruegel, came an excellent catalogue (128p, full color) . On the cover there is a "state of the art" cartoon by the Belgian cartoonist KLIER (Kurt Valkeneers), living in Peer and president of the jury.

Bruegel - The Peasant Wedding (1567)

Catalogue cover by KLIER (Belgium)
Tony Houbrechts (Belgium)

cartoonist Kurt Valkeneers, aka KLIER (photo 'Het Nieuwsblad')

The Blind leading the Blind by Bruegel (1568)

Zaradkiewics (Poland)

Agim Sulaj (Italy)

Mauricio Parra (Columbia)

Bruegel - The tower of Babel (ca. 1563)

Mihai Ignat  (Romania)

Georgi Karaliev (Bulgaria)

Some more inpressions of the exhibitions and the cartoons...

Bob Darroch, New Zealand

Paul Kempeneers, Belgium

Stefaan Provijn, Belgium

The Winners...Slawomir Makal (Poland, 2nd prize), Nikola
Hendrickx (Belgium, First Prize, Sergey Sichenko (Israel, Third Prize)

Learn more:
Pieter Bruegel The Elder on Wikipedia

Beware of the cartoons by Klier, they are VERY funny. Captions are only in Dutch... for an English translation, just ask ;-)
Klier on Facebook.

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