The Easel

Hollywood Hokum: Rubens only shone when he showed restraint

Great writing – and a bucketful of opinion about Rubens. A contrast is drawn between the repetitive, bombastic style of his paintings as against the honesty and interest displayed by his drawings. Of a key painting in this exhibition -“The whole thing is so hyper, so ADHD, that you think Rubens might need a tab of Ritilin”.