Looking East: Rubens' Encounter with Asia

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This Getty Center exhibition is all about delving into the rare national treasures of Korea. The spotlight is on Peter Paul Rubens' Man in Korean Costume, widely believed to be the first depiction of Korean costumes in the West. It's a work of art that prompts more questions than answers. Interesting factoid: Rubens never actually visited the Far East—all knowledge was based off of merchants and missionaries.

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