17/11/2023 - 18/02/2024

From the 17th of November, the Plantin-Moretus Museum will display 85 astonishing drawings by old masters from various Flemish collections. From scribble to cartoon: Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens offers a fascinating and comprehensive look at the art of drawing in the 16th and 17th centuries.

This exhibition not only presents a captivating array of drawings but also offers a deeper exploration of the ‘who,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’ of drawing during this fascinating period. Visitors are encouraged to delve into the motivations behind each creation, and the artist’s meticulous selection of materials, techniques, formats, and even dimensions. It’s an opportunity to gain a framework for understanding these drawings within their original functional context. Last but not least, don’t miss the chance to discover four remarkable works from The Phoebus Foundation collection!

Peter Paul Rubens, Écorché Study of the Legs of a Male Nude with a study of the right leg, c.1600-1608
Pieter Bruegel I, A Village with a Group of Trees and a Mule, c.1554