Dates: Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 May 2021
Times: 14.00-17.00 (Tuesday until 17.30) GMT+1
Location: Zoom Webinar (online)
This year, for the first time in more than two hundred years, Rubens’s two masterpieces of landscape will be reunited: The National Gallery’s A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning and our own The Rainbow Landscape. To mark the event, the Wallace Collection invites you to join an online conference drawing together an international panel of eminent conservators and scholars – the first in many years to focus exclusively on Rubens as a landscape painter.
The 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. The 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.
The conference 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.
This conference is generously supported by The Monument Trust.
Full program: The full conference program can be downloaded here (PDF).
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via the Wallace Collection website. Ticket prices are as follows:
Standard – £45
Concession – £42
Member – £40
Student – £15
Tickets include access for both days.
The conference will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance.