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Gérard Seghers: Survey at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes

artwork: Gerard Seghers, (1591-1651) -  "The Patient Job" - Oil on canvas - Courtesy of National Gallery Prague

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE – Gérard Seghers (1591 – 1651), painter of Antwerpen by big religious paintings, was subordinated for such a long time by the history to his illustrious contemporary Pierre-Paul Rubens (on 1577 – 1640). We can find tracks of the rubenian art in the painting of Seghers but no more than at the other antwerpers painters of the same generation The art of Gérard Seghers thinks in the other problems. The title of this exhibition shows well the questioning lifted by Seghers. On view at at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes through 16 August.