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Reunion. From Quinten Metsijs to Peter Paul Rubens

Eight monumental altar pieces are back on display where they were originally designed to be: Antwerp cathedral.

Reunion. From Quinten Metsijs to Peter Paul Rubens

31 Dec


Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp


Over the centuries, Antwerp cathedral became a true treasure trove of religious artwork, painted and sculpted by reputable masters, which adorned the columns, chapels and walls of the cathedral until the French Revolution. In the wake of this revolt, many altar pieces found their way to museums, including the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Many of these paintings have now travelled back in time. Some of the most beautiful altar pieces from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts are currently on display in the cathedral, as well as eight paintings from the permanent collection. This unique 'in situ' reunion will provide visitors with a spectacular overview of the masterpieces of the Antwerp school of painting from the Golden Age.

Vandyck_009 - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal - © Antwerpen Toerisme & Congres

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