From Titian to Rubens
Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections
In 2017 the Rubens House in Antwerp received two exceptional masterpieces on long-term loan from a private collection: the Vision of Saint Catherine, a painting that has meanwhile become known worldwide as ‘David Bowie’s Tintoretto’, and Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter, one of Titian’s rare double portraits of a woman and child. To mark the return of these two iconic paintings to their native city of Venice, the Fondazione Musei Divici di Venezia has organized, in collaboration with the Flemish Community, the City of Antwerp and VisitFlanders, a large retrospective exhibition of Flemish art. From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections provides a rich overview of the best that Flemish art has to offer. The exhibition contains important loans from the leading Flemish museums with significant collections of seventeenth-century art. It also features a selection of outstanding works from private collections in Flanders. These masterpieces from Flemish collections, both public and private, hardly ever leave their homes, and some are being shown in public for the first time at this exhibition.