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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rubens and the small print


I was rather excited when Chesterton's invited me to see the new exhibition at the Royal Academy titled "Rubens and his legacy," nothing quite like a Rubenesque women is there?  I was very confused when the first images I saw were Constables, and then I re-read the name of the exhibition properly.

The exhibition is about how other painters had been influenced by Rubens, or how many have copied or created works similar to his. Painters from Van Dyck to Cezanne even, which means that there are works from a range of famous painters on display. Don't worry though there are also some actual Rubens works in the exhibition, and naturally they are there are superb and make the visit worthwhile in it's own right, plus you get to see all the others as well. I would like to have seen more Rubens but then for me there can never be enough of Rubens!!

4 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I remember seeing an exhibit similar to this some 20 years ago when I was working in Chicago.

AGM PRISMA said...

I will like to go, its a shame the distance.
Greetings

William Kendall said...

The Academy itself is quite pleasing to the eye.

Jack said...

This is happening more and more. A museum advertises a big name talent in large print, shows a couple of the master's work, then fills the rest of the exhibition with works allegedly influenced by the master. On my recent trip to Italy, I saw a Caravaggio exhibition with very few Caravaggios.

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