Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks introduces U.S. audiences for the first time to the Belgium-based Phoebus Foundation and its collection of fifteenth- to seventeenth century Flemish. This unique presentation of medieval, renaissance, and baroque paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the Southern Netherlands includes masterpieces by, among many others, Hans Memling, Jan Gossaert, Jan and Catharina van Hemessen, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Anthony van Dyck.
The exhibition offers a look into the specific subjects and styles adopted by artists in the Southern Netherlands between the fifteenth- to seventeenth centuries, providing important connections to the society and culture of the time. These works depict a rapidly-changing world through unique styles, subjects, and techniques, offering insight into the past and the chance to create parallels to our world today.
[text via Codart.nl]