Landscapes by Gainsborough and Rubens

Landscapes by Gainsborough and Rubens

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 7th Jul 2021

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) had a lifelong love of Netherlandish landscape art. As his career developed so too did the range and depth of his appreciation for the ‘Great Masters’ of the Low Countries – prominent in this pantheon was Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). In this talk, John Chu will consider the transformative influence of Rubens’s landscapes on Gainsborough’s art, examining what he learned from his predecessor and why these paintings became such an important model. Looking more broadly, he will also explore the reputation of Rubens’s landscapes in 18th-century Britain and establish the social and artistic conditions that shaped, and made possible, Gainsborough’s fruitful encounter with the works of the Flemish master.

About the Speaker: Dr John Chu is Senior Curator of Pictures and Sculpture at the National Trust. He has taught and published widely on 18th-century British and French painting and specialises in the art of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 7th Jul 2021

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2021-07-07 2021-07-07 Europe/London Landscapes by Gainsborough and Rubens In this talk, John Chu will consider the transformative influence of Rubens’s landscapes on Gainsborough’s art, examining what he learned from his predecessor and why these paintings became such an important model. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/07/landscapes-by-gainsborough-and-rubens-267001 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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