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Peter Paul Rubens Christ and Mary Magdalene oil painting


Christ and Mary Magdalene
Painting ID::  3677
Peter Paul Rubens
Christ and Mary Magdalene
1618 A lte Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens The Union of Earth and Water oil painting


The Union of Earth and Water
Painting ID::  3678
Peter Paul Rubens
The Union of Earth and Water
1618 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens Venus at a Mirror oil painting


Venus at a Mirror
Painting ID::  3679
Peter Paul Rubens
Venus at a Mirror
1615 Sammlung Furst von Liechenstein, Vaduz

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens Statue of Ceres oil painting


Statue of Ceres
Painting ID::  3680
Peter Paul Rubens
Statue of Ceres
1615 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

Peter Paul Rubens Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria oil painting


Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria
Painting ID::  3681
Peter Paul Rubens
Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria
1606 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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