Lecture Series - Rubens ‘At Home’: The Het Steen Landscapes Reunited

June 07, 2021

If you are unable to attend the live sessions, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time (from around four hours after it takes place).  Further details on how to register can be found at the end of this newsletter.

A distinguished painter, diplomat and international traveller, Rubens (1577 – 1640) spend much of his final decade enjoying the fruits of this remarkable career, happy in a second marriage blessed with love and children. Not only did he have a magnificent townhouse in Antwerp, he also purchased a country manor at Het Steen where he could indulge one of his private passions, landscape painting. The just opened exhibition at the Wallace Collection, ‘Rubens: The Two Great Landscapes’ has reunited for the first time since 1803 his two finest landscapes, painted as pendants. Tom Duncan will introduce these masterpieces against the background of the fecund tradition of landscape art associated with the Low Countries stretching back to Peter Brueghel the Elder, Rubens’s own development of this genre and the profound effect his landscapes had on later artists such as Gainsborough and Constable.

Format for Lecture

Tom will give a 60-90 minute illustrated lecture for £10. During the lecture you will have the chance to submit written questions which Tom will answer at the end - if time permits.

You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet. You will be also able to re-watch or watch a recording after the lecture.

Register for Lecture - 15 June at 11am

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