Antwerp: A City of Artists, Patrons and Collectors

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A Crossroad of Cultures: Antwerp in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Sarah Bowles

Quentin Massys and Painting in Antwerp
Catherine Reynolds, Independent Scholar


From Private to Public: Antwerp Collectors and Collections
Catherine Reynolds                                                        

This day will look at the city of Antwerp, which dominated the financial, commercial and artistic life of the Low Countries in the sixteenth century, and at its many artists, patrons and collectors. Its golden age in the sixteenth century included artists such as Quentin Massys, famed for his altarpieces and intimate devotional paintings, Joachim Patinir for his landscapes and Peter Bruegel for his distinctly independent style and approach. The artistic life of the city in the seventeenth century was dominated by the figure of Rubens.

Meeting Place
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road,  SW5