Ringling’s sweeping exhibition spotlights Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master

SARASOTA. FL.- In a sweeping exhibition filled with prints and paintings showing triumphal allegories both sacred and secular, meditative landscapes, stately portraits, violent hunts, and fleshy female beauties from classical mythology who inspired the term “Rubenesque,” the Ringling Museum presents in partnership with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master. The exhibition features more than 100 magnificent paintings by and prints after Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), that together celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest artists of all time. The show runs from Feb. 17, 2012 to June 3, 2012 in the Ringling Museum of Art’s Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Ringling will host noted