New Print Exhibit Offers Look Inside Master’s Studio

Monday, February 15, 2010

A new exhibit at the University of San Diego offers a fascinating look at how old master prints were used in a 17th-century European artist’s studio. Prints in the Artist’s Studio: Rubens’ Print Collection Reconstructed explores the collection of Peter Paul Rubens, who was known not only for his artistic genius but also for his collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities.

Among the most influential and successful artists of the 17th century, Rubens “amassed an art colletion to rival those of the princes and kings for whom he often worked,” said Victoria Sancho Lobis, curator of USD’s Print Collection and Fine  Art Galleries. (Full Story on Inside USD)

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