Unique Rubens exhibition premieres in San Francisco

  • April 6, 2019

On the 6th of April, a new exhibition featuring the work of the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens opened in the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, in the presence of General Representative Mr. Yves Wantens. The exhibition runs until 2 September and brings together more than 50 works by Rubens from galleries and museums the world over. The museum expects that 175,000 people will visit the exhibition.

Early Rubens is the first exhibition dedicated on what is arguably the artist’s most innovative period, from 1608 until 1620. It was during these years that Rubens rose to the highest ranks of European painting. He did so through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his later international fame and established a visual style that would guide ambitious painters for generations to come.

The exhibition is part of a three-year initiative of Visit Flanders promoting the Flemish Masters worldwide. “The exhibition doesn’t only turn the spotlight on Flanders’ rich cultural heritage, but it also gives Flanders a face abroad,” according to Minister-president Bourgeois.

The Early Celebrity of Rubens’ at the city’s Fine Art Museum was being given 100.000 euros funding by the Government of Flanders.

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