National Gallery of Canada opens Masterpiece in Focus: Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens

. May 5, 2013

National Gallery of Canada presents Masterpiece in Focus: Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens an exhibition on view 03 May 2013 – 02 Sep 2013.

Anthony van Dyck, Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me, c. 1618–20. Oil on canvas. Purchased 1937. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © National Gallery of Canada

Anthony van Dyck, Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me, c. 1618–20. Oil on canvas. Purchased 1937. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © National Gallery of Canada


The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) invites members of the public and students and scholars alike to look at treasures in the national collection with fresh eyes, thanks to the new program Masterpiece in Focus. The program’s inaugural exhibition takes an accessible and engaging approach to examining seventeenth-century Flemish painting and features works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. This small but concentrated exhibition will allow visitors to discover the artists’ creative world as it reveals the mysteries behind the objects. A total of 27 works will be presented, including three preparatory works for an ambitious painting by Van Dyck, brought together for the very first time in nearly 400 years.

Masterpiece in Focus: Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens will soon be accompanied by a website providing detailed studies of the objects and their fascinating, rich histories. For more information, visit gallery.ca

Category: Fine Art

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