PETER PAUL RUBENS COMING TO THE AGO

Fans of one of the most renowned painters in Western art history will want to circle October 12th, 2019 on their calendars.

That is when a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

The exhibition features 50 rare 17th century paintings including several never before shown in North America.

In all some 30 large-scale paintings and about 20 works on paper will be on display.

The show is called “Early Rubens” and is billed as an ambitious and revealing exhibition of works the Flemish painter produced between 1609 to 1621.

It runs through January of 2020.