Rubens: Picturing Antiquity

November 2 2021

Image of Rubens: Picturing Antiquity

Picture: Getty Publications

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Getty Villa in Los Angeles will be opening their latest exhibition next week entitled Rubens: Picturing Antiquity.

According to the exhibition's blurb:

Passion for the art and literature of classical antiquity inspired the dynamic Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Presented amid the antiquities collection at the Getty Villa, this exhibition juxtaposes the artist’s exhilarating drawings, oil sketches, and monumental paintings with rarely shown ancient objects, including exquisite gems owned by Rubens himself. Heroic nudes, fierce hunts, splendid military processions, and Bacchic revels attest to the artist’s extraordinary ability to translate an array of sources into new subjects.

The exhibition will run from 10th November 2021 until 24th January 2022. The exhibition catalogue, edited by Anne T. Woollett, Davide Gasparotto, and Jeffrey Spier, is already available to purchase online.

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