Rubens - Picturing Antiquity

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Rubens - Picturing Antiquity

Published on December 15, 2021

The Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens was inspired by the art and literature of classical antiquity. Presented amidst the antiquities collection at the Getty Villa, this exhibition juxtaposes the artist’s exhilarating drawings, oil sketches, and monumental paintings with rarely shown ancient objects, including exquisite gems owned by Rubens himself. Heroic nudes, fierce hunts, splendid military processions, and Bacchic revels attest to the artist’s extraordinary ability to translate an array of sources into new subjects.

The exhibition runs from November 10, 2021 - January 24, 2022 at the Getty Villa, Getty Villa Dr., Pallisades, CA 90272.

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