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

Online event: 16 June 2021

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 the Wallace Collection’s 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.

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