While visiting Antwerp with your group, we’ll also show you several of Antwerp’s famous ladies. The 17th century painter Peter Paul Rubens is well known for his extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. At the Rubens house we’ll admire some of his paintings of full-figured ladies that inspired our use of the word ‘rubenesque’.
Another lady we’ll visit is the Cathedral of Our Lady, the gothic-style, Roman Catholic St Mary’s Cathedral. It houses some important works by Rubens and other well-known Belgian painters. The cathedral’s tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.