Die Versuchung des hl. Antonius, Pieter Bruegel der Ältere, 1556. Photo/Foto: Kunstmuseum Basel Martin P. Bühler

The museum’s collections include around seventy engravings and etchings by the painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1526/1530–1569).

The exhibition presents the complete collection of the museum, complemented by selected loans from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich.

His works encompass landscapes, allegorical and religious representations, and scenes from the everyday lives of the peasantry.

The artist is best known for his apocalyptic sceneries with demons .

The lively action on the surface of his works almost always contains a deeper truth. Drawing on his own varied experiences and with evident wit, Bruegel takes aim at human foibles and flaws.