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Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne - RA

Exhibition preview

THE ROYAL Academy of Arts is presenting the first major exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history. Entitled Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne it will be on display from January 24 to April 10, 2015.

Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne is an exploration of the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), the most influential of Flemish painters.

The exhibition will bring together masterpieces by Rubens and the artists who were inspired by him, during his lifetime and up until the twentieth century, including Van Dyck, Watteau, Turner and Delacroix, as well as Manet, Cézanne, Renoir, Klimt and Picasso.

Rubens and His Legacy will present over 160 works, comprising paintings, drawings and prints drawn from some of the finest collections world-wide. Each work has been carefully considered for its significance to Rubens’ legacy.

Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne has been organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (KMSKA) and BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts), Brussels.

Image: Peter Paul Rubens. Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt, 1616. Oil on canvas, 256 × 324.5 cm. Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts. Photo c. MBA, Rennes, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Adelaide Beaudoin.

Rubens and his Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne Gallery

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Tel: 020 7300 8000

Website: www.royalacademy.org.uk/

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