Sensation and Sensuality is an exhibition by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, BOZAR Brussels and the Royal Academy of Arts in London that explores the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens. Over the centuries, Rubens has been admired and even envied for his great sense of colour and composition as well as his painterly technique. His work has been a rich source of inspiration to many a talented artist.
This exhibition explores the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens in six thematic chapters: violence, power, lust, compassion, elegance and poetry. In each of these chapters, curator Nico Van Hout sets out in search of connections between Rubens and a variety of subsequent artists.