“To make the Enthroned Madonna shine again as it once did, the restorers and researchers have been working intensively on an impressive scaffolding for months. Visitors follow the restoration from some distance. Prior to the… more

KMSKA’s Studio Rubens exhibit; Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Enthroned Madonna Adored by Saints, c.1628, canvas painting, 564 × 401 cm, 350 kg; Photo © Fille Roelants

“Rubens was commissioned for this work by the Augustinian order. From 1628 to 1794, the painting decorated the high altar in Antwerp’s Augustinian church. In 1794, the French occupiers confiscated the work and moved it to Paris. It was not until… more