In the 16th century there arose a new genre of painting: the landscape. Artists initially painted landscapes as backdrops for biblical or mythological scenes. Gradually, they developed infinite varations on the theme, with cityscapes, mountain views, panoramas, depictons of hell and seascapes becoming subjects in their own right.The Sky is the Limit, the latest focus exhibition in The Golden Cabinet, shows how this genre conquered the art market during the 16th and 17th centuries. It presents the finest landscapes from the KMSKA and Rockox House collecties and discplays them alongside masterpieces of the genre from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden. A total of some forty paintings and drawings are presented, including work by Joachim Patinir, Jan Massijs, Pieter Bruegel I, Jan Brueghel I, Paul Bril, Roelant Savery and Salomon van Ruysdael. This exhibition is a collaboration between the KMSKA, the Rockox House and the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden, the latter of which has loaned over twenty works.
The Sky is the Limit. Flemish landscape in the 16th and 17th centuries (Rockox House)


Keizerstraat 10-12
2000 Antwerp


From Saturday, March 25, 2017
To Sunday, July 2, 2017


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