Much of Rubens’s Baroque bravura feels timely in its grappling with violence, terror, power, sex, and coercion.
An unusual detail helped scholars attribute the painting to Otto van Veen: “The rosy cheeks on the model … And not the cheeks on the face.”
Art and power have a strong mutual attraction; in the West, their passionately shared interest is the nude body – particularly the female one.
After six months, 17 Old Master paintings stolen from Verona’s Museo di Castelvecchio have turned up on an island in Ukraine.
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, thieves have stolen 17 valuable artworks from a museum.
In a colossal carousel of horror, Mat Collishaw and Sebastian Burdon reinterpreted the chaotic violence of Peter Paul Rubens’s “Massacre of the Innocents” paintings as a 3D-printed zoetrope.
LONDON — The term “blockbuster” is defined by the equation: major name or subject + major loans = major ticket sales.
ANTWERP — The Jewish Diaspora and the diamond trade are not synonymous. Their stories don’t merely intertwine either. Together they have given rise to two cultural and literary archetypes, the Wandering Jew and the Court Jew.
ANTWERP — The Rubenshuis is not a long walk from the Station Antwerpen-Centraal (the Gare Anvers Centrale, if you like). Antwerp’s central train station rises above a wide promenade that can get you there. This marvelously sculpted stone terminal is defined by its gilded domes and clock that keeps accurate time.
Davide Quagliola (aka Quayola) an Italian digital artist, loves art. He loves his Roman heritage, brimming with Renaissance and Baroque innuendos. And he loves classical images, and the beauty of the algorithm.
I resented Sarasota, Florida when I lived there because no one was young and no art seemed new … Now, I resent New York because nothing seems old … The Ringling Museum in Sarasota has since become my favorite place to escape when I visit Florida …