Mythology Mixology: Rubens and the Art of Storytelling

oil painting of the myth of Medusa by Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens. Head of Medusa [detail], 1614. Oil on wood, Unframed: 60.6 x 122 cm. Moravian Gallery, Brno. Purchase, 1818.

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Mythology Mixology: Rubens and the Art of Storytelling

Wednesday November 6, 2019
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join art historian Dr. Corrinne Chong for a talk exploring mythology in the riveting and dynamic early works of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Themes will address the Baroque master's synthesis of his inventive use of his literary sources with his bold pictorial style.

Art historian, Dr. Corrinne Chong, is thrilled to be a member of the curatorial team for Early Rubens and a contributor to the exhibition catalogue. Outside of her work at the AGO, her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersections between music and painting in the long nineteenth-century. Her upcoming publication investigates the impact of mysticism on modernist art and music. In the future, she hopes to curate an exhibition exploring the role of the visual artist in the realm of opera scenography.

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