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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.

Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Marguerite de Lorraine

Cornelis de Heem

Still Life with a Berkemeier, a Peeled Lemon, Grapes and Oysters

Hans Rottenhammer

Venus and Cupid

The feast of Saint Martin

Long-term loan since 2011

Rubens had the habit of reworking paintings which his assistants painted after his own specifications. A lesser-known fact is that he also took great pleasure in retouching the paintings and drawings of other, usually older masters.