Symposium 'Likeness and kinship'

Symposium 'Likeness and kinship'

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Rubens in private' held at the Rubens House, the symposium ‘Likeness and kinship. Artistic families from the seventeenth century portrayed' aims to contextualize Rubens's family portraits.

The first two speakers will discuss and present research carried out for the exhibition. Two subsequent talks will address the differing character of family portraiture in the Northern and Southern Netherlands. The afternoon session will start with two presentations on the remarkable family portraits painted by Jacob Jordaens. Two final talks will look at the influence of Flemish painting on family portraiture further afield. The day will conclude with a visit to the exhibition in the Rubens House.

When: Monday, 22 June 2015
Where: Rubenianum, Kolveniersstraat 20, Antwerp
Registration is mandatory and open until 18 June
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(News item June 1, 2015)