A Rubens in the attic? Judgment Day for artworks in the Rubenianum

On Saturday, 7 December, you are cordially invited to the Rubenianum. Specialists will gladly tell you more about the drawing that adorns your grandmother's wall or the image that you cherish above the hearth. This event is offered on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Rubenianum.

The Rubenianum welcomes old European art: specifically paintings, drawings, prints (engravings/etchings) and ...

Exhibition Rubens: Maverick artist and restoration Rubens House

The Rubens House is showing the so-called de Ganay manuscript as a world premiere. The manuscript is one of four famous selective copies of the lost theoretical notebook of Peter Paul Rubens. The notebook unveils Rubens' vision and theoretical observations on the proportions of the human body, symmetry, perspective, anatomy and architecture. The Rubens House has also announced the restoration of t ...

Publicatie 'Meesterwerk. Van Van Eyck tot Rubens in detail'

Till Holger-Borchert (hoofdconservator Groeningemuseum, Brugge) brengt in Meesterwerk. Van van Eyck tot Rubens in detail een overzicht van belangrijke Vlaamse meesterwerken. In dit uitzonderlijk groot formaat wordt tot in de kleinste details ingezoomd op de kunstwerken. Het boek is een samenwerking tussen de uitgeverij Lannoo en de online beeldbank Lukas. Art in Flanders.

40 topwerken van Vlaamse ...

The Rubenianum Quarterly

A new edition of The Rubenianum Quarterly recently appeared. The Rubenianum Quarterly publishes on the activities of the RubenianumFund, the Centre for Flemish Art of the 16th and 17th Centuries, the Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and the Rubenianum itself.

In the 14th Quarterly, Bert Watteeuw discusses further about his pursuits in the Rubenianum as the conservator of documentation. Thomas Leysen and ...

CODART eZine: Rubens's Flemish Heritage

In the anniversary issue of CODART's eZine, Paul Huvenne (Director of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp) discusses Rubens's Flemish heritage.

'When the young Belgian state saw its independence ratified by the nations of Europe in 1840, it celebrated this historic event in Antwerp with Rubens festivities mounted on a grand scale. The new nation yearned for great moments from its past that coul ...

Masterpieces from Antwerp in Mumbai

Antwerp in the early 17th century. Although the city on the river Scheldt was still licking its wounds after prolonged periods of war, economically and artistically it continued to flourish. With the rise of an affluent bourgeoisie, a new outlet had emerged for the visual arts, in addition to production for the Church and the aristocracy. Status was what these new buyers were after. Not before lon ...

Exhibition Jordaens 1593-1678. The pride of Antwerp

Of the three greats of 17th-century Flemish painting - Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens - Jordaens is perhaps the least known in France, having never had a major retrospective in this country. Now, the Petit Palais is taking on the challenge: in the field of classical painting Jordaens: the Pride of Antwerp is set to be the major event of the upcoming Paris exhibition season.

Backed up by superb sce ...

Casestudy Jacob van Oost I

Jacob van Oost I (1603-1671) is a Bruges painter and draftsman. Van Oost is viewed as the most important 17th-century painter from Bruges. He makes portraits for the Bruges bourgeois and history paintings, but is primarily known for the altarpieces that he makes in the spirit of the Counter Reformation. Many of his altarpieces can be admired in Bruges. He also made copies after Van Dyck and Rubens ...

Rubenianum lecture on the dramatic potential of the portrait

Drs. Bert Watteeuw (Rubenianum) will give a lecture on the dramatic potential of the portrait.

This lecture will focus on the portrait as a literary motif. Through a reading of seventeenth-century tragedies, comedies, novellas, folk stories, songs, satires and jokes it will reveal emotional and even passionate aspects that remain skillfully hidden from view in the sitter's composed and impassive ...

Images VKC On ARTSTOR

Since 24 May, Lukas-Art in Flanders is collaborating with ARTstor to share worldwide more than 4400 images from more than 30 important Flemish collections. ARTstor is a digital library for non-profit research.

The collections from the three partner museums of the Flemish Art Collection (VKC)-the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), the Groeninge Museum in Bruges and the Museum of Fine Arts ...