The market for Flemish baroque drawings

From the June 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. AMid the buzz of artistic activity in 17th-century Flanders, there is one towering figure: Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Creating a vigorous synthesis of Northern European mannerism with Venetian color and Roman dynamism he became not only the leading figure of the Flemish baroque, but … Read more

The Prodigal Son of Spanish Baroque Art

DALLAS — Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is often touted alongside Velázquez and Zurbarán as one of the master painters of the Spanish Golden Age. A new exhibition in Dallas shows us why. Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son at the Meadows Museum presents the Sevillian artist’s dazzling depictions of the biblical parable from the Gospel of Luke. … Read more