Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting

30 October 2019 - 16 February 2020

Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting

Place Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41., HUNGARY
Organizer Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
More info https://www.mfab.hu/exhibitions/rubens-van-dyck-and-the-splendour-of-flemish-painting-museum-of-fine-arts/

The exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts running from late October showcases the Golden Age of Flemish painting through the art of the foremost Baroque master of European art, Peter Paul Rubens, and that of his contemporaries. The 120 or so displayed works have been loaned from forty prominent public collections, including the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the National Gallery in Washington DC and the National Gallery in London. In addition to almost thirty masterpieces by Rubens and more than a dozen by Van Dyck, visitors will be able to see excellent works by other Flemish masters too.
Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting is based on the Museum of Fine Arts’ rich Flemish material of paintings as well as numerous graphic works. Our main cooperating partner is the Liechtenstein Princely Collections in Vienna, contributing twenty remarkable masterpieces, among them a piece from Rubens’ monumental Decius Mus cycle (The Interpretation of the Victim), to be displayed along with the splendid tapestry based on the painting and woven with gold and silver thread (Palacio Real, Madrid). This will be the debut for the two works to be exhibited together.
Similarly to the Museum of Fine Arts’ other large-scale exhibitions, a richly illustrated catalogue containing studies and catalogue entries in Hungarian and English was made for this show with the participation of renowned foreign and Hungarian art historians.

Exhibition curator: Júlia Tátrai, art historian and head of the Department of Old Master Paintings