WOW: Early Rubens Legion of Honor

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Designed for: Adults (18+)

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prodigious artist renowned for his virtuosic handling of oil paint, his depictions of taut dramatic action, and his sensuous coloring, He was also an international diplomat, a shrewd businessman, a well-read intellectual, a friend to scholars and monarchs, and the master of a prolific workshop. This exhibit focuses on what is arguably the artist’s most innovative period of production, from 1608 until about 1620. During this time, Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his international fame.