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An interview with architect Paul Robbrecht

Robbrecht and Daem architects

We spoke with Paul Robbrecht from Robbrecht and Daem architects about his fascination for Rubens and how he was inspired by the master in the concept for the new reception building.

360° photography reveals secrets of restored portico and garden pavilion

Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.

Anthony van Dyck

The Head of the Apostle Matthew

Frans Floris

Study of a Head of a Bearded Man

Adam de Coster

A man holding a glass of wine and a youth, by candlelight

Daniël Seghers

Still-life of a vase of flowers

Rubens House, palazzo on the Scheldt

Welcome to Peter Paul Rubens's house! His work has inspired artists and art aficionados for over four hundred years. A lot of his work was created in this house.

Clara Serena, a superstar's daughter

Interactive guided visit for 11-12 year olds

Meet Clara Serena, the eldest daughter of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens.

Rubens House, palazzo on the Scheldt

Welcome to Peter Paul Rubens's house! His work has inspired artists and art aficionados for over four hundred years. A lot of his work was created in this house.