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Flemish Baroque legend Peter Paul Rubens-- uncommissioned works are on exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium till June 28

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May 04 , 2015
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For the first time ever, dozens of family portraits painted by Flemish Baroque legend Peter Paul Rubens as keepsakes (that is, they weren’t commissioned) will make their way back to Rubens House in Antwerp, former home of the master himself, in a unique exhibition where the spotlight will be on Rubens as the portrait painter (there were few portraitists of his time who could match his virtuosity at the art even though he disliked the form passionately). ‘Rubens in Private’ features about 50 paintings and drawings of both his wives, his children, his sisters and their husbands, and of himself, from some of the world’s greatest museums, including the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Uffizi in Florence (March 28–June 28; €10; www.rubenshuis.be).

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