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Pieter Paul Rubens în gravura secolelor XVII – XIX

17th-19th-century prints after Pieter Paul Rubens Exhibition: 22 June 2007 - 27 April 2008

Christoffel Jeger after Pieter Paul Rubens, Hercules. Bucharest, National Museum

Christoffel Jeger (1596-1652/53)
after Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Hercules, woodcut, 1630s
Bucharest, National Museum of Art of Romania

The exhibition features twenty-eight engravings, woodcuts and litographs from the collection of the Prints and Drawings Department of the National Museum of Art of Romania.

Engravings by Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675), Christoffel Jeger (1570/90-1652), Paulus Pontius (1603-1658) and Schelte Adams Bolswert (1586-1659) provide a meaningful insight into the impressive output of prints created in Rubens’s studio. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints after Rubens’s paintings are shown alongside engravings after works by his collaborators.

The exhibition illustrates Rubens’s major themes: religious subjects, mythological themes, a special place being given to certain antique motifs which Rubens discovered during his stay in Italy, as well as portraits and landscapes.