The talk in March is titled ‘Rubens – A Master in the Making’. Rubens is widely considered the most notable artist of the Flemish Baroque art school. His work spans a wide variety of genres from lyrical landscapes and fleshy nudes to rich mythological canvases and powerful altarpieces. His art had a major influence on other great artists, from Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Delacroix to Watteau, Constable and Cézanne.
Exploring the life and work of Peter Rubens will be Sian Walters, a lecturer at the National Gallery and Surrey University. Sian specialises in 15th and 16th century Italian painting, Spanish art & architecture. In 2016 she was named a Highly Commended finalist in the World’s Best Guide Awards.