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June 2014
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«In Rubens’ Footsteps, Erasmus Quellinus» at the Musée Départemental de Flandre in Cassel.

Erasme Quellin,Madrid , Musée du Prado, Le Rapt d’Europe

For this first retrospective dedicated to the work of Rubens’ pupil and collaborator, the musée de Flandre assembles fifty of his canvases.

Whilst many of these fall in line with the baroque movement, mirroring the grand master that is Rubens, there is a hint of evolution that leans towards his subjects’ gestural restraint, the strengthening of monumental architectural décor and the emergence of a glistening palette. We can regard Erasmus Quellin as one of the pioneers of classicism in Flemish painting.
Until 7th September.

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