Adriaen Brouwer: Master of emotions


Date 15/09/2018 - 16/12/2018

A world-class painter, whose work hangs in the most prestigious museums: it’s Adriaen Brouwer. They leave renowned private and public collections in Europe and America to travel to MOU, Museum of Oudenaarde. This is the very first time that just under half of his seventy works will be united. The fact that this event is also being organised in Brouwer’s birthplace makes it all the more special.

Forgotten Flemish Master comes home

Brouwer was already famous and his works were highly prized during his lifetime. Even the greats, such as Rubens and Rembrandt were fervent collectors of his work. What’s more, his paintings are a genuine delight to behold. A true feast for the eyes. Brouwer’s work is also compared to that of his contemporaries and successors such as Frans Hals, David Teniers and Joos van Craesbeeck.

The exhibition shows that Brouwer is a master at painting emotions and moods. He enthusiastically uses so-called ‘tronies’ and grotesque heads to depict facial expressions. He does this in an unprecedented, innovative manner.



It will be a true experience in Oudenaarde, which was made possible by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), institutional partner of the Museum of Oudenaarde and the Flemish Ardennes (MOU).

Practical information

Adriaen Brouwer
Master of emotions


MOU - Museum Oudenaarde
Town Hall
9700 Oudenaarde


From 15 September 2018  to 16 December 2018
Monday - Sunday:  
Thursday: Open until 10.00 p.m.

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