Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo

14 November 2018 – 26 May 2019

For the first time ever in Italy, a digital art spectacular devoted to great artists of the 16th century.
A new format that reveals the powerful impact, exuberance and majesty of works by Bosch, the Brueghel dynasty and Arcimboldo, as never before.

The great spectacular show Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo has arrived in Pisa, with its magical and dream-like atmospheres that envelop the public and fully immerse them in the artworks through a combination of images, music and technology.
A 30-minute spectacular with over 2,000 images and music ranging from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the 2012 tribute version of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin: the Arsenali are populated by a multitude of fantastical and allegorical creatures whose brilliant colours change constantly in a lyrical and poetic atmosphere. Alchemy, religion and astrology; vanity, temptations and vices: these are the themes depicted with an acute sense of detail by Bosch, Brueghel and Arcimboldo, and rendered with 360-degree images that completely surround the viewer.

Nothing like it has ever been seen before! They are not simply projections, but images skilfully directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, accompanied by a riveting and enthralling sound track by Luca Longobardi that will sweep the public away!

The show is divided into three parts. It opens with a prologue inspired by the creation of the world according to Bosch, that is by The Garden of Earthly Delights, and unfolds on the walls, the windows and the floor, which become the canvas of works like The Ascent of the Blessed (1500, Bosch), The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man (c. 1615, Brueghel and Rubens), River Landscape (Brueghel), Allegory of Music (Brueghel), Earth (c. 1570, Arcimboldo), The Last Judgement (Bosch), Tower of Babel (1563, Pieter Brueghel the Younger), Spring (Arcimboldo) and Four Seasons in One Head (c. 1590, Arcimboldo).

The surreal, dream-like scenes swarm with bizarre characters. They conjure enchanted worlds that make visitors want to enter them and journey through the fascinating universes that they can study in fine detail – just like a scholar with a magnifying glass standing inches away from the canvas.

Under the patronage of the Tuscany Region and the Pisa City Council, the show was produced in Italy by Gruppo Arthemisia and Sensorial Art Experience, with the support of Banca di Pisa e Fornacette.
The show was written by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, and the sound track is by Luca Longobardi.
Produced in France by Culturespaces at Carrières de Lumières, the only place where this kind of project has been realized before, the exhibition has already had over 650,000 visitors.


Opening time
Every day 9.30am – 7.30pm
(the ticket office closes one hour earlier)

Full € 13.00
Reduced € 11.00

Special openings
Saturday 8 December 9.30 – 19.30
Monday 24 December 9.30 – 17.30
Tuesday 25 December 14.30 – 19.30
Wednesday, December 26th 9.30am – 7.30pm
Monday 31 December 9.30 – 17.30
Tuesday 1 January 12.30 – 19.30
Sunday 6 January 9.30am – 7.30pm
Sunday 21 April 9.30 – 19.30
Monday, April 22nd 9.30am – 7.30pm
Thursday 25 April 9.30 – 19.30
Wednesday 1st May 9.30am – 7.30pm
(The ticket office closes one hour earlier)