Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks is a unique presentation of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the Southern Netherlands. Masterpieces on display include works by, among many others, Hans Memling, Jan Gossaert, Jan and Catharina van Hemessen, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Anthony van Dyck.
Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools offers a look into the specific subjects and styles adopted by artists in the Southern Netherlands between the 15th and 17th centuries, providing important connections to the society and culture of the time. These works depict a rapidly-changing world through unique styles, subjects, and techniques, offering insight into the past and the chance to create parallels to our world today.
Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools is a collaboraton with The Phoebus Foundation and introduces U.S. audiences to the Belgium-based foundation’s comprehensive 15th- to 17th century Flemish art collection for the first time. This exhibition is on view from October 16, 2022, through January 22, 2023, with ticketed admission.
Hans Memling and Workshop, The Nativity, about 1480. Oil paint on panel; 44 3/8 × 34 1/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jan Massys, Rebus: The World Feeds Many Fools, about 1530. Oil paint on panel; 20 1/4 × 24 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Peter Paul Rubens, A Sailor and a Woman Embracing, about 1615–18. Oil paint on panel; 39 3/8 × 31 1/4 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Hendrick de Clerck and Denijs van Alsloot, The Garden of Eden with the Four Elements, 1613. Oil paint on copper; 32 1/4 × 38 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Master of Frankfurt and Workshop, The Adoration of the Magi with Emperor Frederick III and Emperor Maximilian, about 1510– 20. Oil paint on panel; 56 1/8 × 78 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jan van Hemessen, Double Portrait of a Husband and Wife Playing Tables, 1532. Oil paint on panel; 54 7/8 × 61 1/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Frans Snyders, A Pantry with Game, about 1640. Oil paint on canvas; 77 1/2 × 103 7/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of Prince William II of Orange as a Child, about 1631. Oil paint on canvas; 56 3/4 × 47 1/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, Hell, about 1540– 50. Oil paint on panel; 55 5/8 × 45 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Triptych with the Adoration of the Magi, about 1530– 40. Oil paint on panel; 47 1/4 × 68 1/4 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Triptych with the Adoration of the Magi, about 1530– 40. Oil paint on panel; 47 1/4 × 68 1/4 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jan Gossaert, The Virgin and Child, about 1520. Oil paint on panel; 18 3/4 × 14 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp
Jan van Scorel, Portrait of Joost Aemsz. van der Burch, about 1530–41. Oil paint on panel; 44 5/8 × 40 3/4 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Jan van Hemessen, Portrait of Elisabeth, Court Fool of Anne of Hungary, about 1525. 25 1/2 × 22 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp
Peter Paul Rubens and Studio, Diana Hunting with Her Nymphs, about 1636–37. Oil paint on canvas; 78 3/4 × 157 7/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Michaelina Wautier, Everyone to His Taste, about 1650. Oil paint on canvas; 36 5/8 × 42 7/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp
Peeter Neefs II and Gillis van Tilborgh, Portrait of an Elegant Couple in an Art Cabinet, 1652 and about 1675. Oil paint on canvas; 51 5/8 × 62 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp
Catarina Ykens II, Vanitas Bust of a Lady, 1688. Oil paint on panel; 12 1/2 × 12 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp
Jan Cossiers, Self-Portrait, about 1620– 27. Oil paint on panel; 35 1/4 × 28 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Daniël Seghers, Roses, Tulips, and Narcissi in a Glass Vase, about 1630– 40. Oil paint on copper; 20 3/8 × 17 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
Peeter Neefs II and Gillis van Tilborgh, Portrait of an Elegant Couple in an Art Cabinet, 1652 and about 1675. Oil paint on canvas; 51 5/8 x 62 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
With the Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools exhibition as our springboard, join international and local scholars for a deeper look into Flemish art. Over four sessions, participants will examine the works on view more closely, fall in love with the visual richness of Flemish art, and return to the galleries with a newfound understanding of what was behind their production. 
Jan Massys, Rebus: The World Feeds Many Fools, about 1530. Oil paint on panel; 20 1/4 × 24 3/8 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.
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Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks is co-organized by the Denver Art Museum and The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp (Belgium). It is presented by the Birnbaum Social Discourse Project. Support is provided by the Tom Taplin Jr. and Ted Taplin Endowment, Keith and Kathie Finger, Lisë Gander and Andy Main, the Kristin and Charles Lohmiller Exhibitions Fund, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Christie’s, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.

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