A man taking a picture of the entrance to the Rubens and Women exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The walls are red, the entering arch blue and people are littered about. Pictures adorn the walls.

Dulwich Picture Gallery: Rubens and Women

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition takes aim at popular misconceptions surrounding Sir Peter Paul Rubens and the women in his life.

Rubens and Women brings together over 40 images from the Flemish master’s career to challenge the assumption that Rubens painted only one type of woman, rich and naked.

The gallery looks to recast Rubens in a new light by showing the complex and impactful role women played in his world, both real and on canvas.

Some images have never been exhibited in the UK before.

The exhibition has elicited praise from the likes of the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Financial Times and the Guardian, which dubbed it ‘a riotous feast.’

Founded in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s oldest purpose built public art gallery.

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Rubens and Women is Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition

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