Turning Heads at KMSKA

October 2 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will soon be opening their first major exhibition since the museum's reopening. TURNING HEADS BRUEGEL, RUBENS AND REMBRANDT will be a celebration of head studies and has been organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland.

According to the museum's website:

Interest in the tronie, the old Dutch word for ‘face’ surged in the 17th century, when artists like Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer poured their talent into painting the human face. The results are often small, but stunningly painted, drawn or engraved: intimate works that bring us closer to the artist than ever. Never before has the genre been covered so comprehensively. Turning Heads at the KMSKA brings together no fewer than 76 of the most eloquent masterpieces from Belgian and international collections.

The show will open on 20 October 2023 and close on 21 January 2024.

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