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Wonderful, overwhelming, once-in-a-lifetime display of Bruegels – get on a plane now

20 October 2018

9:00 AM

20 October 2018

9:00 AM

‘About suffering’, W.H. Auden memorably argued in his poem ‘Musée des Beaux Arts’, the old masters ‘were never wrong’. Great and terrible events — martyrdoms and nativities — took place amid everyday life, while other people were eating, opening a window or ‘just walking dully along’. As an example, Auden took ‘The Fall of Icarus’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

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