Reproduction of Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder on show in Toy Museum

The Toy Museum proudly introduces a new long awaited exhibit, a reproduction of the painting Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The original painting, kept at the Vienna Art History Museum, is one of the most famous works by the Flemish artist he painted in 1560. The painting depicts more than 80 different children’s games and pasttimes.
 
The Toy Museum has acquired the rights to exhibit a full-scale reproduction of the painting. Now, our visitors will be able to marvel at this extraordinary work of art. Dubbed by researchers the encyclopedia of entertainment, the painting shows the daily life and most popular children’s games of the 16th century.
 
Pieter Bruegel the Elder is one of the most famous Flemish painters of the Rennaisance period. His best known works include The Triumph of Death (1562), The Tower of Babel (1563), Portrait of an Old Woman (1564), Hunters in the Snow (1565), The Gloomy Day (1565), The Wedding Dance (1566) and The Storm at Sea (1569).
 
The reproduction is exhibited among the oldest toys of Lithuania and helps illustrate the universal world of toys and games. Visitors will be able to compare the games in the picture with Lithuanian medieval games, and to see which of the games from the 16th century are still enjoyed by children today.