From Floris to Rubens

20-01-2016 - 15-05-2016

This exhibition features 90 drawings from artists from the southern and northern Netherlands created during the 16th and beginning of the 17th century: one of the most fascinating periods in the history of draughtsmanship. In addition to beautiful sketches for prints, paintings, stained glass and tapestries by great masters such as Frans Floris and Peter Paul Rubens, other artworks like the sublime character studies of Hendrick Goltzius and Cornelis De Vos or the so accurately detailed landscapes of Pieter Stevens and Adriaen Frans Boudewijns are put in the spotlights. The drawing technique allows ? in a unique way ? to capture all the precision, dexterity and control of great artists.Furthermore, the majority of the selected drawings have never been shown to the public before.