Peter Paul Rubens, Venus frigida, KMSKA Antwerp

Rubens’s Venus Frigida in Frankfurt

In 2016, the Venus Frigida by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) temporarily moved to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The famous work (signed and dated 1614) from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp was restored on location there and afterwards received a prominent place in the exhibition Peter Paul Rubens. Kraft der Verwandlung (Peter Paul Rubens. The Power of Transformation, 17 October 2017-21 January 2018). Beginning on 8 February, the exhibition shall be revived at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. Rubens's painting of a crouching Venus is brought together with an antique marble sculpture that takes on the same posture. The exhibition deals with how the master was influenced by previous and contemporary colleagues and how he adeptly incorporated these influences into his art. During the exhibition, 31 paintings and 23 drawings by Rubens are on view.

Exhibition Peter Paul Rubens. Kraft der Verwandlung

Where: Städel Museum, Schaumainkai 63, Frankfurt am Main

When: February 8 - May 21 2018


(News item February 1, 2018)