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Peter Paul Rubens and Van Dyck in London
Baroque masters of the turbulent English Stuart times.
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Learn why the two most famous 17th century Flemish baroque masters came to England to work for the British royal family, and what political climate they encountered not long before the outbreak of the civil war. Learn whose side they chose and what their perceptions of the English aristocracy were from their archived correspondence. See some of their most important works such as the famous Whitehall palace ceiling paintings by Rubens, the propaganda paintings of king Charles I by Anthony Van Dyck and some significant paintings from the National Gallery in London.