Tina Engstrom

Rubens and his Legacy: Van Dyck to Cezanne Exhibition

This exhibition will bring together masterpieces produced during Rubens’ lifetime, as well as major works by great artists who were influenced by him in the generations that followed.

The influence of Rubens is seen in the prints of Picasso and Rembrandt, in the portraiture of Van Dyck, in the hunting scenes and devotional works of Delacroix, and in the landscapes of Constable and Gainsborough. Rubens, best known for his fleshy nude women, also embraced a broad array of subjects, from religious and mythological scenes to landscapes and portraits. Each of these areas are explored through six themes: power, lust, compassion, elegance, poetry and violence. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see masterpieces by Rubens side by side with the work of his artistic heirs. The exhibition is on at the Royal Academy of Arts from 24 January to 10 April 2015. 

Peter Paul Reubens, Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt, 1616

Peter Paul Reubens: Tiger, Lion, Lepoard Hunt 1616. Oil on Canvas. Rennes, Musee des Beaux-Arts. Photo: ©Royal Academy of Arts.

You may also like

11 Major Museum Exhibitions in London for 2017

Contributing to London as a cultural mecca are 200+ museums, many of which can be explored with a knowledgeable Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Each has permanent collections as well as major exhibitions to help draw in visitors. Highlighted below are 11 major museum exhibitions happening in London during the 2017 calendar year.

Read more

John Singer Sargent Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture.

Read more