A RUBENS METAMORPHOSES
OCTOBER 17, 2017 - 21ST JANUARY 2018
Ed. Note: Vienna - We wish to call your attention to a special exhibition that will take place in winter 2017/18: it offers a spectacular insight into the Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens.
During his lifetime, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was quite famous. To this day, he is considered the greatest Flemish Baroque painter. The Kunsthistorisches Museum has about forty paintings by the master and his workshop. They include high color strength and form-rich major works such as the large altarpieces for the Antwerp Jesuit Church and intimate representations, including the "warm fuzzies," the "Head of Medusa" and Rubens' late self-portrait.
In the Autumn of 2017, Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum will dedicate a magnificent exhibition to this great protagonist of European painting. With numerous international loans, Rubens' works are combined into one spectacular show. Content is the creativity of the artist at the center: Rubens knew like no other, to use the works of other artists as inspiration for his own work. That dialogue, concerning the works of his famous predecessors as well as his contemporaries influenced the body of his work.