The exhibition is devoted to the most important schools of Flemish painting in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It offers the general public in China an exceptional display of Renaissance and Baroque painting. “Many of the works selected from the Princely Collections for the exhibition in China have been painstakingly restored and have never been shown in public before. 100 masterpieces, including paintings, engravings, and tapestries, cover the entire spectrum of Flemish painting,” says curator and director of the Princely Collections, Dr. Johann Kräftner.
The Princely Collections are the result of over 400 years of continuous art collection by the Princely Familiy of Liechtenstein. It is considered to be one of the most important private art collections in the world.
Shanghai is second stop of the exhibition in China – after Beijing in November 2013. “We highly appreciate how much respect and interest we, as a small country, have received since we have come to China. The exhibition of parts of our collection in Shanghai now adds an outstanding cultural highlight to the excellent relationship between China and Liechtenstein,” says H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman of LGT Group.
«Rubens, Van Dyck and the Flemish School of Painting – Masterpieces from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein» will be shown at the China Art Museum in Shanghai until 2 June 2014.