Much of his work focused on religious figures, as well as diplomatic figures of the time, and he was known for the Baroque style, and bold European style of painting, which most of his works took shape around.
The Rubens RoomRubens was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish and European painter, a master of the exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality.
He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and mythological and allegorical history paintings. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp, popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat, knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.
He studied the woodcut works of Hans Holbein the Younger — and the engravings of Marcantonio —eventual becoming an independent master in the Guild of Saint Luke at Antwerp in Rubens would also become highly influenced by the Italian masters, traveling extensively through Italy, as well as to Spain.
Upon Rubens first return to Antwerp from Spain, it proved gainful for an artist at a time of the Twelve Years Truce, through the treaty of Antwerp. He found a position as court painter for Albert, Archduke of Austria and his wife, Isabella; his house and studio in Antwerp is now the Rubenshuis Museum.
In his workshop, paintings can be divided into three categories: He had, as was usual at the time, a large workshop with many apprentices and students, some of whom, such as Anthony Van Dyck —became famous in their own right.
He also often sub-contracted elements such as animals or still-life in large compositions to specialists such as Jacob Jordaens — Rubens also collaborated with painters such as the animal specialist Frans Snyders —who assisted Rubens with his, Prometheus Bound, inas well as with Jan Brueghel the Elder —who painted floral in a number of Rubens works such as, Satyr viewing the Sleeping Nymph.
Rubens was a highly valued painter in his time, along with what his workshop produced, his own art collection quite valuable as well. He has a number of other works in the Uffizi Gallery This text has been adapted from the www.
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Want to see this artist's artworks?Peter Paul Rubens, –, foremost Flemish painter of the 17th cent., b. Siegen, Westphalia, where his family had gone into exile because of his father's Calvinist beliefs. Rubens biography in Antwerp (–) Archduke of Austria and Infanta of Spain appointed Peter Paul Rubens as court painter in , at the same year, the painter married his wife Isabella Brant.
In , Peter Ruben moved into a new studio designed by himself. Peter Paul Rubens, Art Department: Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum. Peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, in Siegen, Nassau-Dillenburg, Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his work on Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum () and Visnews ().
He died on May 30, in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now Belgium]. Rubens was directly inspired by Ovid´s Metamorphoses in his depiction of this test of Hercules, though it is also described in other classical texts, such as Homer´s Iliad and Odyssey.
This is one of the most expressive of all the sketches made for the projected decoration of the Torre de la Parada. Get this from a library! Rubens: his life and work in images: an illustrated exploration of the artist, his life and context, with a gallery of paintings and drawings.
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Among Rubens' inventions, perhaps the most grisly is the Head of the Medusa (Fig. 1), which was painted around /, in collaboration with Frans Snyders.1 Although a great animal painter in his own right, Rubens on occasion allotted this subject matter to specialists, the foremost being Snyders. Aug 01, · Rubens at the Ringling Museum Library The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is well-known for its important collection of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. What is perhaps less well-known is the large collection of Rubens books held by the museum’s art library. Special thanks to the Microsoft Corporation for permission to use following biographical information from Microsoft® Encarta ' Peter Paul Rubens is considered .
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