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'Russian Jordaenses' at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will run an exhibition 'Russian Jordaenses'. For the first time, art connoisseurs will have an opportunity to view the best works by the Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens, stored in Moscow and regional museums.

Jacob Jordaens was born in 1593. Together with Peter Rubens, he was learning art from the famous Adam van Noort. The representatives of Charles I of England, Queen Henrietta Maria of France and the House of Orange-Nassau were among his customers.

Toward the end of the 18th century, Jordaens’ paintings started coming to Russia. First, Catherine II was buying them for the Hermitage she founded in 1764, then other Russian nobles started collecting works of the Flemish Golden Age painters.

Jacob Jordaens did not limit himself to this or that genre. He created religious, mythological or historical scenes, made portraits and still lifes, being especially fond of genre compositions with burlesque elements. His works are overflowing with baroque life, dramatic scenes and close-ups.

The Moscow exhibition is going to include 18 large paintings and 31 drawings representing all stages of Jordaens’ artistic legacy. Some of them have been to this day virtually unknown to general public.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will run an exhibition 'Russian Jordaenses'. For the first time, art connoisseurs will have an opportunity to view the best works by the Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens, stored in Moscow and regional museums.

Jacob Jordaens was born in 1593. Together with Peter Rubens, he was learning art from the famous Adam van Noort. The representatives of Charles I of England, Queen Henrietta Maria of France and the House of Orange-Nassau were among his customers.

Toward the end of the 18th century, Jordaens’ paintings started coming to Russia. First, Catherine II was buying them for the Hermitage she founded in 1764, then other Russian nobles started collecting works of the Flemish Golden Age painters.

Jacob Jordaens did not limit himself to this or that genre. He created religious, mythological or historical scenes, made portraits and still lifes, being especially fond of genre compositions with burlesque elements. His works are overflowing with baroque life, dramatic scenes and close-ups.

The Moscow exhibition is going to include 18 large paintings and 31 drawings representing all stages of Jordaens’ artistic legacy. Some of them have been to this day virtually unknown to general public.

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