Conference: Rubens's Great Landscapes

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Conference: Rubens's Great Landscapes

Conference: Rubens's Great Landscapes

Dates: Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 May 2021
Times: 14.00-17.00 (Tuesday 17.30)
Location: Zoom Webinar (online)

This year, for the first time in more than two hundred years, we reunite Rubens’s two masterpieces of landscape: the National Gallery’s A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning and our own The Rainbow Landscape. To mark the event, this conference draws together an international panel of eminent conservators and scholars – the first in many years to focus exclusively on Rubens as a landscape painter.

Our first day will explore Rubens’s own distinctive creative methods and compositional approach, including recent technical analyses of three of his most famous landscape compositions. Our second day will explore the broader art historical context of Rubens’s late landscapes, the inspiration he took from his beloved country estate ‘Het Steen’, the generative forces of Nature he delighted in observing, as well as the earlier visual sources he emulated.

We will also address the wider impact and legacy of Rubens’s compositions on the development of landscape painting, particularly in the northern provinces of the Netherlands, while also tracing the trajectory of Het Steen and The Rainbow Landscape from Rubens’s lifetime to the foundation years of the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection.

Please see the full conference programme.

This conference is generously supported by The Monument Trust.

Joining Information and Format: This conference will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Tickets include access on both days. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
17/05/2021 14:00 17:30

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Conference (Standard) £45
Online Conference (Concession) £42
Online Conference (Member) £40
Online Conference (Student) £15
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