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Austria: Liechtenstein Museum Wien – Rubens

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The masterpiece "Venus in front of the Mirror" was painted around 1613/14 by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640), and appears to have been inspired by the art of antiquity and by Italian painters such as Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio.

Venus has her back to the viewer, looking almost seriously into the mirror held by Cupid and framing the masterful and elegant coquettishness of her face.

"Venus in front of the Mirror" by Peter Paul Rubens is probably one of the most famous representatives of the collection of paintings amassed by the House of Liechtenstein, a collection that has been lovingly built up and cased for since the 17th century.

The collection is divided between Vaduz and the newly renovated Garden Palace in Vienna, the Liechtenstein Museum.

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