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RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel

Flemish Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1640

Painting ID::  51067
The Martyrdom of St Livinus
1633 Oil on canvas, 455 x 347 cm
Flemish Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1640
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel The Martyrdom of St Livinus oil painting reproduction


   
 

 

 
   
      


Painting ID::  75265
The Martyrdom of St Livinus
The Martyrdom of St Livinus by Rubens.jpg Rubens oil painting: The Martyrdom of St Livinus. Size: 455 x 347 cm. Location: Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels Date 1633 cyf

Peter Paul Rubens The Martyrdom of St Livinus oil painting reproduction


   
 

 

 
   
      

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.
The Martyrdom of St Livinus
The Martyrdom of St Livinus by Rubens.jpg Rubens oil painting: The Martyrdom of St Livinus. Size: 455 x 347 cm. Location: Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels Date 1633 cyf

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