October 2019 - Toronto ON
On Thursday I attended the members' preview of Early Rubens at the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Simply stunning! Click here for more photos.
Opening at the AGO on Oct. 12, 2019, Early Rubens is organized in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco (FAMSF) and is curated by Dr. Sasha Suda, the AGO’s Curator of European Art, and Dr. Kirk Nickel, Assistant Curator of European Painting, FAMSF. The exhibition runs in Toronto to Jan. 5, 2020.
Rubens’s virtuosic artworks confront the viewer with their bold approach to storytelling. His dramatic flair is matched only by the ambition and scale of the works. On loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Daniel and the Lions’ Den (1614/1615), is a harrowing painting over 7-feet wide, which situates viewers inside the den alongside an anguished Daniel and 10 near-to-life-size lions.