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Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder

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Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder

Peter Paul Rubens

spacer Rubens and Brueghel: A Tale of Two Artists
Meet Rubens and Jan Brueghel, see some examples of their work, explore their special relationship and the unique paintings they produced together, and meet a typical 17th-century connoisseur in Antwerp.


What's in the portrait?
Meet Jan Brueghel's family, explore how this 'public' image also contains allusions to the family's private life, discover how the brushwork creates a sense of physical presence and find out how their ruffs stand up.


The Image of the Artist
Meet the 'other' side of Jan Brueghel, find out why he never appears with his paintbrushes, explore the role of artists' portraits during this time and discover some 'hidden' portraits of Brueghel and his family in his own paintings.


Family Love and Inspiration
Explore how family portraits derive from images of the Holy Family, take a walk with Rubens and his family through the Garden of Love and discover how both Rubens and Brueghel were 'married' to Art.


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