The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, 1613, Jan Brueghel the Elder (Flemish). Oil on panel. The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Power of Personality: Jan Brueghel the Elder


Museum Lecture Hall

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625) was a key figure in early 17th-century Flemish painting and one of its most charismatic characters. His Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark (1613), an exquisite and richly detailed celebration of the diversity of the animal kingdom, has captivated viewers for centuries. In this illustrated talk, paintings curator Anne Woollett situates the Getty Museum's exceptional holdings of one of Antwerp's most famous and influential painters, considering the contexts of fame, adversity, humor, and artistic friendships.

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