The Private Papers / Rubens in Life and Death
01 July 2018 - 26 August 2018
Following the successful Vanity Fair spring exhibition with works by Thomas Lerooy and Félicien Rops, Gaasbeek Castle is carrying the vanitas theme forward. Nothing is more transient than life. The Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was aware of this. He documented his wishes concerning his life before, and his life after his death.
In this project, we place two major documents from our castle archive in the spotlight: Rubens’ marriage contract and his last will. Storytelling agency Shaved Monkey has created ‘Rubens’ Secret Safe' specially for this project. This multimedia show brings both exceptional manuscripts to life. Details from the key documents have been magnified, and provide a special audio-visual experience. The visitor will be given a unique insight into the personal life of the great Flemish master.
in collaboration with the Rubenianum, Antwerp
Brasserie Graaf van Egmond presents the Exhibition Menu (1st July - 28th August 2018):
Starter: Soup of leeks with chives
Main Course: Pie of chicken with bacon, grapes and cream
Dessert: Still life of vanilla ice cream with a baroque coulis of red fruit