Exhibition Erasmus Quellinus in Cassel

As one of Rubens' pupils who then worked closely with him, Erasmus Quellinus II (Antwerp, 1607 -1678) very much played a part in his home town's artistic influence and reputation, through his prolific activity and neat, meticulous style. His curiosity, taste for philosophy and interest in the arts - especially sculpture - meant he was an altogether atypical artist, an erudite painter, and produced ...

Exhibition 'The Furias. From Titian to Ribera'

The "Furias" first appeared as a group in art in 1548 when Mary of Hungary commissioned Titian to paint four canvases for her palace at Binche (on the outskirts of Brussels) depicting Tityus, Tantalus, Sisyphus and Ixion, figures whom she associated with the German princes who had rebelled against her brother, the Emperor Charles V, and whom he had defeated the year before at Mühlberg.

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International Colloquium: Reunion Revisited

International Colloquium: 'Reunion revisited: Altar Pieces for the Cathedral of Our Lady in a pungent perspective'

Co-organised by University Antwerp, Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Rubenianum.


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Dr. Ria Fabri (UA)

Prof.dr. Guido Marnef (UA):
Triptieken in context: het woelig bestaan van ...

The Rubenianum Quarterly

The 15th 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.

Last December, the Rubenianum celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with the study day ‘Picturing Ludwig Burchard (1886-1960)' and a festive ...

Publication 'Rubens unveiled' (Part 2)

This is the second volume in the series Rubens unveiled, in which the Rubens Research Project of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) shares the fruit of its research with a wider public. It is written by Dr. Valérie Herremans and follows a first book on Rubens's painting technique.

This second publication explores the physical, spiritual and cultural context of several major Rubens ...

Exhibition 'Jerome: Iconography in the sixteenth and the seventeenth Century'

Visitors to Antwerp's Rockox House will 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 (KMSKA), currently closed for restoration, and the most important works from the Rockox House Museum transform this former burgomaster's patrician residence into a luxurious art cabinet.


During the ...

Fundraising campaign Van Dyck's last Self-Portrait

The National Portrait Gallery launched a Save Van Dyck campaign: a joint effort by the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Fund to bring Sir Anthony Van Dyck's magnificent final self-portrait into their public collection.

The painting is one of just three known self-portraits created by Van Dyck during his time in Britain, where he found success as King Charles I's principal court painter ...

James Bloom, visiting professor at the University of Antwerp

From 12 through 20 December, James Bloom (Centre College, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)) is affiliated with the Department of History at the University of Antwerp as a Visiting Professor. He will primarily be active in lessons on the socio-economic history of the Middle Ages. Bloom also works on the early modern period. This connection makes his visit also interesting for everyone who is engaged in ...

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) ...

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 ...