Temporary exhibition on Rubens at the Prado Museum

From April 10 to August 5 you can visit “Rubens, sketch painter” in Madrid, the new temporary exhibition at the Prado Museum.

The portrait of the Duke of Lerma, The Adoration of the Magi, The Garden of Love, Dance of Villagers, The Birth of the Milky Way, The Judgment of Paris, The Three Graces… These are some of the paintings that can be seen in the Prado Museum of Peter Paul Rubens. In total, almost a hundred works by the Flemish painter, the largest collection in the worldthat for a reason the artist was the favorite painter of the Spanish king Felipe IV.

Although Rubens is already one of the great protagonists of the Madrid museum, now he will be a little more so. And it is that, apart from the large collection of works already mentioned that can be seen daily in the permanent exhibition, now the Flemish painter is going to be the protagonist of the new temporary exhibition that will take place in this important cultural space that is about to celebrate its 200th birthday. This exposure is called “Rubens, painter of sketches”will begin April 10th and will remain open until August 5.

This temporary exhibition will allow us to discover another facet of Rubens, the sketch artist. Almost five hundred sketches left by the hand of the brilliant painter have been preserved, and almost a hundred of them can be seen in this exhibition at the Museo del Prado, in addition to a series of oil paintings, drawings and prints, all of different themes. These works come from different museums around the world, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada, the Metropolitan in New York, the National Gallery in London or the neighboring Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Once Madrid left this collection last August, will head towards Rotterdam. The collection will be exhibited at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, the main art museum in the Dutch city, between September 8, 2018 and January 13, 2019.

Where can we find more about Rubens?

Rubens’ work is widely distributed and, as we have already said, the largest collection of his paintings is in the Prado Museum. Although, to follow in the footsteps and get to know this renowned artist much better, we are going to point out two places that all fans of the painter should visit. One of them is antwerp, the Belgian city where Rubens spent practically the last 30 years of his life and where the house where he lived is preserved. the other is siegena city in Germany where the birthplace of the great painter is preserved.

More information | Prado Museum
Photo | Flickr – Brian Snelson

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