Art in 2015: A look ahead

Rubens 1617 oil on panel Pan and SyrinxThe Royal Academy’s Rubens exhibition showcases the paintings which inspired Van Dyke and Cezanne

After all that Christmas cheer and mince pies toped with lashings of double cream there is only one place to start your art year, and that is with the baroque master Peter Paul Rubens and his delightfully fleshy creations.

Rubens and His Legacy at the Royal Academy (24 January – 10 April) is a timely repost to our uptight, narcissistic age of manicured physiques and 5-2 diet regimes. The Flemish master shows us how much more enlivening it is to let it all

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