Theodoor van Loon, a caravaggist painter between Rome and Brussels

Theodoor van Loon, The Martyrdom of Saint Lambert, ca. 1616-1617

Theodoor van Loon (1581/82-1649) was one of the first painters in the Southern Netherlands to be heavily influenced by Caravaggio’s work and style. Like his contemporary Rubens, he was inspired by the Italian masters, developing his own powerful and unique style. Van Loon was one of the most prominent painters of his generation, executing prestigious commissions for the court of the Archdukes ...

New events within the framework of the cultural city festival 'Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires'

Peter Paul Rubens, design Labore et Constantia, s.d.,

With the 'Baroque Book Design' exhibition at the Plantin-Moretus Museum and an exceptional loan of 'The Massacre of the Innocents' at the Rubens House, Antwerp is under the spell of Peter Paul Rubens and his Baroque cultural legacy this autumn.

Baroque Book Design
From 28 September 2018 until 06 January 2019, The Plantin-Moretus Museum

How did the book evolve during the Baroque period? Why ...

Mauritshuis Rediscovers Jan Steen Painting

The Mocking of Samson, a painting in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA), has been restored by the Mauritshuis in The Hague. The painting was temporarily loaned for the Jan Steen research project conducted by the Mauritshuis and Shell. After extensive research specialists concluded that the painting - long thought to have been an eighteenth-century copy after Jan ...

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 ...

21 paintings from the KMSKA going to the Mauritshuis in The Hague

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) is closed for renovations until 2019. For this reason, the museum's rich collection is placed on loan for various museums within and outside of Belgium. An important set of 21 paintings will soon be exhibited in the Mauritshuis in The Hague.

Jordaens

Already since July, the painting The Old Folks Sing, the Young Folks Chirp (1638) by Jacob ...

Exhibition 'The sky is the limit. The landscape in the Low Countries'

The Golden Cabinet continues at the Rockox House Museum until July 2nd. The museum will then close while renovation and extension work is carried out. The last ‘focus exhibition' in The Golden Cabinet series, The Sky is the Limit. The landscape in the Low Countries, opens on Saturday (March 25th). It presents the best sixteenth and seventeenth-century landscapes from the collections of the Royal ...

New Van Dyck for the KMSKA

On 10 January, Sven Gatz unveiled a recently purchased oil painting by the Flemish Baroque master Anthony van Dyck. It is a work with a unique artistic value. It forms an especially nice addition to the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA).

Recently, the ‘Topstukkenfonds' of the Flemish Community bought for the KMSKA a rare Studie van een oude man met baard in profiel ...

Loan works for the Rubens House

High prices on the art market have ensured that museums in Belgium are scarcely able to still purchase masterpieces. For a few years now, the Rubenshuis in Antwerp is actively pursuing long-term loans from private or public collections. As such, the Rubenshuis has added seven paintings to its collection.

VAN DYCK SELF-PORTRAIT

Recently, the unknown Self-Portrait by Anthony van Dyck (1599 ...

Exhibition Clara Peeters. Dinner is served!

Clara Peeters. Dinner is served! is the sixth focus exhibition within the Golden Cabinet presentation. Visitors to Antwerp's Rockox House get an impression of the opulence of the 17th century town houses of the city. Top pieces from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts, currently closed for restoration, and the most important works from the Rockox House Museum transform this former burgomaster's ...

Loan for the new KMSKA

For the re-opening of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA), the collections' presentation shall be enhanced with a number of unique works on loan. One of the loans, The Calumny of Apelles by Maerten De Vos, from a foreign private collection, has never before been exhibited. The public can already discover the work now in the Rubenshuis.

The Calumny of Apelles by Maerten De Vos (1532 ...