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Baroque Master Rubens Exhibited at Iona College

Henry IV Contemplating the Portrait of Maria de’ Medici by Abraham Jansz van Diepenbeec

An exhibition presented by Iona College Council on the Arts this month explores Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries and the Flemish Baroque period. Twenty-six works from the collection of Seena and Arnold Davis were carefully chosen by curators Tom Ruggio and Thomas Germano to provide a narrative of the Baroque period, with Peter Paul Rubens as the connective tissue. All of the works “somehow relate to the political and religious climate from which Rubens emerged, his development in Antwerp, travels to Italy, artists who worked alongside him and students in his workshop,” explains Ruggio. Peter Paul Rubens and the Flemish 17th Century showcases four works by Rubens, including Head of Marie de’ Medici (Study for Reconciliation of the Queen and her Son). A curators’ talk on November 9 will discuss the art historical narrative of the exhibition. The exhibition is on view through November 30 at Iona College’s Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery. For more info, visit: bit.ly/IonaCollegeArts.

A version of this article first appeared in the November issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews