Each of Antwerp's greatest baroque painters was commissioned by the Order of St. Augustine and made an altarpiece for this church in 1628: Pieter Paul Rubens painted the canvas for the main altar, which represented The Holy Family with Saints (also called Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine), Jacob Jordaens and Antoon Van Dyck embellished the Apollonia and Augustine altars in the right-hand and left-hand aisles, respectively, with the Martyrdom of St. Apollonia and the Ecstasy of St. Augustine. These three works are now to be found in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and still form part of the permanent collection. Within the "Antwerp Baroque City 2018. Rubens inspires" framework, the void caused by this was filled by creating a project according to the historical tradition of church assignments and their refurbishing, and commissioning it to the most comprehensive and therefore most Rubenesque contemporary Antwerp artist, Jan Fabre. The new works will be permanently integrated in the St. Augustine's Church and will become a new target for cultural and artistic discovery in the wider Antwerp arts landscape.
Work by Jan Fabre - Altarpieces (St. Augustine's Church)


Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerp


From Wednesday, August 15, 2018
To Monday, December 31, 2018


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