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Immerse yourself in the world of drawing

From scribble to cartoon

This exhibition shows the 100 finest old drawings from Flemish collections. It gives a stunning overview of who, why and how people drew in our region in the 16th and 17th centuries. On this page, you can find more information about the works and immerse yourself in the world of drawing.

The 100 most beautiful drawings

The museum’s own collection forms the basis for this exhibition, but it is complemented by masterpieces from other Flemish public and private collections. It is a unique opportunity to see these masterpieces side by side. Several have never been shown to the public before, including the 10 meters long Panorama of Zeeland by Anthonis van den Wijngaerde, the extremely rare Italy-sketchbooks by the sculptor Pieter Verbruggen and a newly discovered book-illustration design by Rubens for the Plantin Press. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that visualizes and contextualizes the exhibition’s overview of Flanders' most beautiful drawings.


From scribble to cartoon: introduction by curator Virginie D'haene

Virginie D'haene introduces the exposition.

Draw like an old master

Learn how to draw like Peter Paul Rubens! Art teacher Elisabeth demonstrates centuries-old drawing techniques to copy 'The Knight and Death', a drawing done by the 13-year-old Rubens.

Cocktail with the curator

Curator Virginie D'haene's in-depth discussion of the exposition.

Museum Plantin-Moretus

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