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DRAWING RUBENS at the National Gallery

Based on the 2016 exhibition; After Rubens, which saw one of LDG’s tutors exploring her own work through immersing herself in the study of the incredible variety of Peter Paul Rubens paintings in the National Gallery, Drawing Rubens is a chance for Luisa-Maria to bring her love of Rubens’ dynamism, flair and compositional drama to the lives and drawings of her students. From his late-life marriage to the young and beautiful Helene Fontaine, who posed for many of his greatest works, to his unusual role as an artistic diplomat, and even how he influenced generations of artists after him, Drawing Rubens is an excuse to experience the Dutch Master at his best and most intruiging. 

The morning’s class will be made up of a short introduction to the Rubens’ epoch, life and work, followed by a series of tailored drawing exercises led by Luisa, designed to help you understand the artists techniques in a new way. The afternoon will be made up of longer exercises building to a long drawing with the aim of combining all that you have learned throughout the day into a final work.

Earlier Event: April 14
Later Event: June 2