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Making Discoveries: Rubens' Ghost

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Visit a life-size X-ray of the Gallery’s painting Venus, Mars and Cupid by the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, revealing some fascinating alterations made by the artist.

The display explores other works by Rubens in the Gallery’s collection revealing the ways in which he recycled panels or altered designs such as those used for The Miracles of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Hagar in the Desert.

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Making Discoveries is curated by Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator Dr Xavier Bray, with support from Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard. Lenders include the National Portrait Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, the National Trust as well as a number of private lenders.                           

Making Discoveries is supported by The Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 

In-kind support from London Art Week.