"Spectacular Rubens"

In the early 1620s, Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens designed a series of 20 tapestries on the "Triumph of the Eucharist" that celebrated the glory of the Roman Catholic Church. The commission came from the Spanish governor-general of the Netherlands, the Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia as a gift to the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales (Convent of the Barefoot Royals) in Madrid. This exhibit reunites Rubens’s exuberant oil sketches painted for this commission with the original tapestries, the largest number of works for the Eucharist series assembled in more than half a century.

February 15-May 10

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"Spectacular Rubens"

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Dates: 2/15/2015 - 5/10/2015