Rubens, A Genius at Work
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

This unique collection of 500 works reflects the most productive period of Peter Paul Rubens' career (1614–1640), when he was at the height of his artistic genius, entrepreneurial ambition, and creative collaboration with artists such as Jan Brueghel the Elder, Anthony van Dyck and Cornelis de Vos.

In a rare opportunity to follow the creative process from conception to installation, the exhibition has been organized into six sections that provide an inside perspective on how Rubens worked, how his studio team elaborated his masterpieces, and the stages of their technical and artistic realization.

The fruit of forty years of museum research studying the artist's historical and material conditions, this exhibit also features 60 paintings with their supplementary hand-rendered sketches. Masterpieces from around the world are united for the first time, such as Montée au Calvaire from Berkley, California and Paysage avec la Chasse d'Atalante from Madrid, Spain.

September 9, 2007 through January 27, 2008

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