Behind the Curtains: The Secrets of the Art Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest

Behind the Curtains: The Secrets of the Art Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 9th Jun 2021

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If there is one painting that affords us a privileged look at the artistic culture of 17th-century Antwerp, it is The Art Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest of 1628, by Willem van Haecht (1593-1637). It depicts the visit of the Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella, regents of the Southern Netherlands, to the art gallery of Cornelis van der Geest (1555-1638), one of Antwerp’s greatest patrons and collectors. The picture is not only a painted inventory of Van der Geest’s collection, but also a unique group portrait: a ‘who’s who’ of the cultural elite of the time. Among the guests, we recognise such prominent collectors and artists as Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.

On the basis of new findings, in this talk Ben van Beneden unravels the secrets of this gallery picture and the role played by Rubens and Van Dyck in its conception.


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2021-06-09 2021-06-09 Europe/London Behind the Curtains: The Secrets of the Art Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest Ben van Beneden unravels the secrets of this gallery picture and the role played by Rubens and Van Dyck in its conception. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/09/behind-the-curtains-the-secrets-of-the-art-gallery-of-cornelis-van-der-geest-262825 ,,,

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