Rubens Talk Series - Rubens and his Landscape Drawings: Sketching en Plein Air

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Rubens Talk Series - Rubens and his Landscape Drawings: Sketching en Plein Air

Rubens Talk Series - Rubens and his Landscape Drawings: Sketching en Plein Air

Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Times: 19:00 to 20:00 BST, and available to view for one week thereafter
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Speaker: An van Camp, Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art and Head of Digital Collections, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 

Talk Description: Rubens expressed his love and fascination for nature not only through paintings but also a range of superb drawings, which in turn informed his painted oeuvre. In this talk, An van Camp will unravel Rubens as a superb draughtsman of nature by exploring his plein-air sketches, which include delicate landscape compositions as well as sensitive studies of trees and shrubs. By focusing on works kept in British public collections, Rubens will emerge as a great lover of nature. 

About the Speaker: An Van Camp is the Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (University of Oxford). She has most recently curated the Young Rembrandt exhibition (Leiden and Oxford, 2019-20) and is currently working on a catalogue of the Ashmolean’s Dutch and Flemish drawings, including those made by Rubens. 

Rubens Talk Series, 9 June to 21 July: To accompany our new exhibition, Rubens: Reuniting the Great Landscapes, this series of seven evening talks will explore different aspects of Rubens's extraordinary life and achievements, the fascinating social, cultural and economic circumstances of his age, and his enduring artistic legacy. 

In partnership with VISITFLANDERS.

Joining Information and Format: Series talks will be presented through Zoom Webinar. Each talk duration is 1 hour, including time for Q&A with the speaker.

Tickets can be purchased for individual talks or the entire series. Ticket holders will receive their Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of each talk. 

Talk Recording: Series talks, excluding 21 July, will be recorded. Following each talk, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
16/06/2021 19:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Talk £4
Online Talk (Full Rubens Series) £15
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