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Rubens in private

Temporary exhibition

In "Rubens in private" you can discover another, more private side to Rubens, as a painter of portraits of his family members. Fifty stunning portraits of his loved ones return home for the first time in a very long time.

The young Rubens: three versions of "The Battle of the Amazons"

04.03.14 - 20.04.14

"The Battle of the Amazons" was probably painted before the young Rubens left for Italy in 1600. The painting is interesting for two reasons: it is one of Rubens's oldest known works and his earliest known collaboration with his colleague and good friend Jan I Brueghel.

Rubens maverick artist. The master's theoretical notebook

19.10.13 - 19.01.14

In January 2012, the King Baudouin Foundation purchased the "de Ganay manuscript", donating this valuable manuscript to the Rubens House as a permanent loan. The exhibition "Rubens: maverick artist. The master's theoretical notebook" celebrates this stunning addition to the collection by presenting it to the public.

'Copy/Paint'

08.03.13 - 01.09.13

This exhibition focuses on how Rubens's workshop operated. Based on two portraits (of one and the same individual, Michiel Ophovius) "Copy/Paint" reveals a bit more about workshop practice.

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect

10.09.11 - 11.12.11

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect reveals a new facet of the versatile artist that Peter Paul Rubens was.

Panamarenko. Calculating and drawing

25.05.03 - 17.08.03

The Antwerp artist presented a selection of drawings and sketches from the Seventies to the present in the Rubens House.

The world is a garden. Hans Vredeman de Vries and Renaissance art

15.09.02 - 08.12.02

This exhibition provided an overview of the garden designs, drawings and coloured prints of the Dutch artist Hans Vredeman de Vries.

Marvels of delight. Master drawings from Jan van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch

14.06.02 - 18.08.02

The exhibition gave an overview of almost one hundred years of early Netherlandish drawings.

Rubens, Holbein and the Dance of Death: on the acquisition of a sketchbook

08.04.00 - 12.06.00

This exhibition was organised to mark the acquisition of a sketchbook of the young Rubens. He was inspired by a series of prints by the artist Hans Holbein II (1497/98-1543).

Van Dyck. Inspiring landscape drawings

15.05.99 - 22.08.99

The exhibition "Van Dyck. Inspiring landscape drawings" - for the first time - reunited a large number of the landscape drawings and watercolours of Anthony van Dyck.