Rubens: His Art and his Circle

Peter Paul Rubens was a prolific artist, diplomat, devout Catholic, and learned humanist. His associates in Antwerp included Anthony van Dyck, Jan Brueghel and Jacob Jordaens, and he was favored by rulers in Italy, the Spanish Netherlands, Spain, France and England. We will look at a range of magnificent works by Rubens and his associates and delve into their associated histories and myths. Special reference will be made to those works held by American museums.

Note: An optional field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts will follow this 4-session online course.


Group Leader: AMY GOLAHNY
Venue: online
Meets on: Thursdays 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Starting: 10/5/2023
Sessions: 4
Class Size: 50
Teaching Style: Lecture and discussion
Weekly Preparation: Optional
Group Leader Biography:

Amy Golahny, Logan A. Richmond Professor of Art History Emerita at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is part-time professor at Boston College. She earned her PhD at Columbia and MA at Williams College - Clark Art Institute. Her books on Rembrandt have examined his reading (2003), his responses to the art of Italy (2020), and his master print, Christ Preaching, aka The Hundred Guilder Print (2021). Her past seminars for BHS featured Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Dutch art with focus on American museum collections.