The depiction of idyllic, country landscape scenes emerged as a new class of images in European art during the course of the 17th century and by mid-century, became the most widely produced and collected category of both paintings and prints.
Pieter Bruegel was one of the first artists to explore and elevate landscape imagery into a subject matter. From there, the depiction of the natural landscape blossomed into a distinct and influential genre.
This exhibition showcases Old Masters whose unprecedented vision combined artistry and technique to create works that embody the majesty and poetic beauty of the natural landscape.
Image: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, St. Jerome in the Desert, engraving, 1555-56