The Remarkable Rubens: Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Lecture | Princethorpe College
Tuesday 17 February 2015 - 10:00 until 13:00
“The best workman with his tools that ever exercised a pencil.” (Reynolds)
“He was born to please and delight in all that he does and says” was a contemporary’s verdict on Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter of dazzling works rich in colour, energy and movement, but also classical scholar, sought-after diplomat and devoted family man. He worked in Antwerp and for the courts of England, France and Spain. His talent was prodigious, his output and influence immense. This illustrated talk by art historian Margaret-Louise O'Keeffe will demonstrate why he is justly revered.
Rubens and his legacy, the Royal Academy exhibition, runs from 24 January until 10 April 2015.
Optional lunch at the Three Horseshoes afterwards.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.