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From Scribble to Cartoon Symposium

Symposium: 16 January 2024

In conjunction with the exhibition From Scribble to Cartoon. Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens, the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp organizes a symposium on 16 January  2024 from 9:00 to 17:00 at the Rubenianum in Antwerp.  Nine experts on Old Master drawings will present ten presentations. The symposium will close with a reception at the museum and a visit to the exhibition.

From Scribble to Cartoon. Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens (Van crabbelinge tot carton- Tekeningen van Bruegel tot Rubens) brings together the 100 most beautiful and unique  sixteenth and seventeenth-century drawings from the Southern Netherlands, from public and private Flemish collections. These rare and precious works — several are on view for the first time — provide an astonishing overview of why, how and by whom drawings in that period were made. The exhibition was curated by Virginie D’haene, Curator of old prints and drawings at the Museum Plantin-Moretus.


  • Bieke van der Mark, Research Associate at the Sculpture Department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
    Artus Quellinus the Elder (1609-1668) as a draughtsman
  • Yvonne Bleyerveld, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague and Endowed Professor ‘Art on Paper’ at Leiden University
    Drawings by Maerten de Vos for a Joyous Entry in Antwerp in 1594. The function and meaning of 74 design drawings with personifications 
  • Charlotte Roosen, MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & Curatorial Intern Picture Gallery Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
    Tracing artistic growth: Paul de Vos’ still life drawings and the shaping influence of Frans Snijders’ mentorship 
  • Stefaan Hautekeete, Curator of the collection Old Master Drawings of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
    New insights on the Errera Master and types of landscape drawings in the time of Patinir and Bruegel 
  • Abigail Newman, Research Curator, Rubenshuis & Rubenianum, Antwerp
    A new drawing for the Rubenshuis 
  • Sirga da la Pisa Carrion, Lecturer Early Modern Art History at Universidad San Pablo-CEU, CEU Universities, Madrid
    Peter van Lints drawings in the Print room, a revealing collection of his art 
  • Virginie D’haene, Curator of the exhibition From Scribble to Cartoon, and Curator of the Old Master prints and drawings at the Museum Plantin Moretus, Antwerp
    From Scribble to Cartoon. An introduction to the exhibition & A new collection of drawings for the Museum Plantin-Moretus 
  • Stijn Alsteens, International Director, Department Old Master Drawings, Christie’s, Paris
    Drawing by Anthony Van Dyck for the “Iconographie” 
  • An Van Camp, Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
    Independent Drawings in the Southern Netherlands 

Please see the event website for the full program, registration and more information.