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Peter Paul Rubens The Abduction of Ganymede oil painting


The Abduction of Ganymede
Painting ID::  3657
Peter Paul Rubens
The Abduction of Ganymede
Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens Bacchus oil painting


Bacchus
Painting ID::  3658
Peter Paul Rubens
Bacchus
1638-40 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens The Three Graces oil painting


The Three Graces
Painting ID::  3659
Peter Paul Rubens
The Three Graces
1636-38 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens Helene Fourment and her Children, Claire-Jeanne and Francois oil painting


Helene Fourment and her Children, Claire-Jeanne and Francois
Painting ID::  3660
Peter Paul Rubens
Helene Fourment and her Children, Claire-Jeanne and Francois
1636-37 Musee du Louvre, Paris

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens The Judgment of Paris oil painting


The Judgment of Paris
Painting ID::  3661
Peter Paul Rubens
The Judgment of Paris
1635-38 The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

   
   
     

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     Peter Paul Rubens
     Flemish Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1640 Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 ?C May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England. Rubens was a prolific artist. His commissioned works were mostly religious subjects, "history" paintings, which included mythological subjects, and hunt scenes. He painted portraits, especially of friends, and self-portraits, and in later life painted several landscapes. Rubens designed tapestries and prints, as well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the Joyous Entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not detailed; he also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. He was one of the last major artists to make consistent use of wooden panels as a support medium, even for very large works, but he used canvas as well, especially when the work needed to be sent a long distance. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. His fondness of painting full-figured women gave rise to the terms 'Rubensian' or 'Rubenesque' for plus-sized women. The term 'Rubensiaans' is also commonly used in Dutch to denote such women.

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