From Van Dyck to Bellotto: Splendor at the Court of Savoy
Brussels, Bozar Expo – Centre for Fine Arts

The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and the Flemish Art Collection (a collaboration between three museums in Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges) teamed up with the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, which owns the impressive art collection of the House of Savoy, to stage this impressive ensemble of Flemish masterpieces. The exhibition features many works on loan from the Galleria Sabauda, which is closed for restoration until 2011.

The House of Savoy gave Italy its first king, Victor Emmanuel II, and the 120 works on display certainly reflect the prestige of this collection. It is one of the most significant collections of Flemish painting in Europe and includes masterpieces by masters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jan Brueghel the Younger, juxtaposed with paintings by Italian masters from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, such as Bernardo Bellotto, the one-time apprentice of Canaletto. Highlights include several Brussels tapestries, a room devoted to Caravaggio inspired painting, and two illuminated manuscripts from the Royal Library of Belgium.

February 20 through May 24, 2009
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