Rubens: Picturing Antiquity
November 10, 2021–January 24, 2022
The Louvre has loaned an exceptional drawing to the Getty Villa’s exhibition, “Rubens: Picturing, Antiquity. Presented amidst the antiquities collection at the Getty Villa, this exhibition juxtaposes the artist’s exhilarating drawings, oil sketches, and monumental paintings with rarely shown ancient objects, including exquisite gems owned by Rubens himself. Heroic nudes, fierce hunts, splendid military processions, and Bacchic revels attest to the artist’s extraordinary ability to translate an array of sources into new subjects.