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Rubens In Private

Author : Ben van Beneden
ISBN : 0500093962
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Michelangelo regarded portraiture as a trivial genre, and Peter Paul Rubens did not instantly develop a preference for it either. Yet Rubens succeeded, as none other, in endowing his portraits with an almost palpable sense of immediacy, and was to become one of the greatest portraitists of all time. His most beautiful and surprising portraits are those of his immediate family. These intimate pictures were not intended for public display and are therefore considerably freer and more experimental than the likenesses he painted of influential patrons. Nothing about these private images seems idealized. They are uncommonly honest and veracious and at the same time expressive of great tenderness. While the hundreds of letters he wrote reveal very little about his emotional life, Rubens s portraits of family members testify in a special way to the affection he felt for his first and second wives, his brother and his children.

Rubens In Private

Author : Rubenianum (Antwerpen)
ISBN : OCLC:917175997
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Author : Joost vander Auwera
ISBN : 9020972421
Genre : Painting
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Albert Rubens

Author : Albert Rubens
ISBN : 9020936492
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From Floris To Rubens Master Drawings From Belgian Private Collection

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Published on the occasion of an exhibition featuring ninety draw- ings from artists from the southern and northern Netherlands created during the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. In addition to beautiful sketches for prints, paintings, stained glass and tapestries by great masters such as Frans Floris and Peter Paul Rubens, other sheets like the sublime figure studies of Hendrick Golt- zius and Cornelis De Vos or the so accurately detailed landscapes of Pieter Stevens and Adriaen Frans Boudewijns are put in the spotlights. The majority of the selected drawings have never been shown to the public before. 0Exhibition: Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, Belgium (20.01-15.05.2016).

The Family Portraits Of Peter Paul Rubens

Author : Olivia Nicole Guyodo
ISBN : OCLC:1050376808
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This thesis is concerned with the family portraits of the highly celebrated Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-‐1640). Despite having received a great deal of fame for his highly dramatic history paintings and magnificent altarpieces, his career as a portrait painter has yet to be given the adequate attention it deserves. Within the genre of portraiture, Rubens’ oeuvre is made up of a large number of works, exceeding well over forty, that depict those nearest and dearest to the artist. Throughout history these particular works have gone relatively unnoticed. Whilst many of Rubens’ family portraits are mentioned briefly in monographs dedicated to the artist, it was not until 2015, following the exhibition, Rubens in Private, that these works finally received the attention they rightfully deserve. The focus of the exhibition was to place a great deal of emphasis on Rubens as a dedicated family man, a role he had yet to be recognised in. Bringing together and displaying many of the master’s portraits of his loved ones, the exhibition achieved in celebrating Rubens for the very first time, as not only a talented portraitist, but also as that of a man deeply moved by his family and friends. Although Rubens’ role as that of a dedicated husband and father will receive a great deal of attention within this study, it is not however, the main premise of my argument. Rather, the emphasis of this thesis is on how the artist’s family portraits transformed between the years 1609 and 1640. In particular, it is the way in which Rubens represented his two wives, Isabella Brant (1591-‐1626) and Helena Fourment (1614-‐1673) and children, which will be the primary concern of this study. Without a doubt, the context in which these works were executed in is essential and necessary in order to obtaining a greater understanding as to why they appear the way they do. Thus, much of this thesis is concerned with analyzing the paintings in terms of their size, over all composition, style, colour as well as the themes Rubens displayed within each work. This thesis aims to both acknowledge and celebrate the family portraits of the master, as they are a group of extraordinary works that have been, in my opinion, received a relatively limited amount of attention throughout history. In doing so, I aim to shed a great deal of light on just how complex and not so traditional these works are. Furthermore, there will be a great deal of interest in how the context of the artists life not only affected his family portraits in terms of style and theme, but also how they reflected the life of Rubens himself over the course of both of his marriages till his death.
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Rubens Hunting Scenes

Author : Arnout Balis
ISBN : UCSC:32106007716746
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Rubens painted some thirty hunting scenes throughout his career, many of which have not been studied extensively. This book catalogues and discusses all of Rubens' known hunting scenes, together with drawings, copies, and comparative material. Balis examines Rubens' source material as well as the influence of his hunting scenes on later Flemish painters.
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Rubens And The Eloquence Of Drawing

Author : Catherine H. Lusheck
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Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish, Neostoic circles of philologist, Justus Lipsius (1547–1606). Focusing on the roles that rhetorical and pedagogical considerations played in the artist’s approach to disegno during and following his formative Roman period (1600–08), this volume highlights Rubens’s high ambitions for the intimate medium of drawing as a primary site for generating meaningful and original ideas for his larger artistic enterprise. As in the Lipsian realm of writing personal letters – the humanist activity then described as a cognate activity to the practice of drawing – a Senecan approach to eclecticism, a commitment to emulation, and an Aristotelian concern for joining form to content all played important roles. Two chapter-long studies of individual drawings serve to demonstrate the relevance of these interdisciplinary rhetorical concerns to Rubens’s early practice of drawing. Focusing on Rubens’s Medea Fleeing with Her Dead Children (Los Angeles, Getty Museum), and Kneeling Man (Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), these close-looking case studies demonstrate Rubens’s commitments to creating new models of eloquent drawing and to highlighting his own status as an inimitable maker. Demonstrating the force and quality of Rubens’s intellect in the medium then most associated with the closest ideas of the artist, such designs were arguably created as more robust pedagogical and preparatory models that could help strengthen art itself for a new and often troubled age.
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Rubens Vel Uez And The King Of Spain

Author : Larry Silver
ISBN : 9781351550390
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This study provides a new analysis of the pictorial ensemble of the Torre de la Parada, the hunting lodge of King Philip IV of Spain. Created in the late 1630s by a group of artists led by Peter Paul Rubens, this cycle of mythological imagery and hunting scenes was completed by Diego Vel?uez. Despite the lack of a written program, surviving works provide eloquent testimony of several basic themes that embody Neostoic ideals of self-restraint and prudent governance. While Rubens set the moral tone through his serio-comic Ovidian narratives, Vel?uez added an important grace note with his portraits of ancient philosophers, and royals and fools of the court. This study is the first to consider in depth their joint artistic contributions and shared ambition. Through analysis of individual works, the authors situate these pictorial inventions within broader intellectual currents in both Spanish Flanders and Spain, especially in the advice literature and drama presented to the Spanish king. Moreover, they point to the lasting resonance of Torre de la Parada for Vel?uez, especially within his late masterworks, Las Meninas and Las Hilanderas. Ultimately, this study illuminates the dialogical nature of this ensemble in which Rubens and Vel?uez offer a set of complementary views on subjects ranging from the nature of classical gods to the role of art as a mirror of the prince.
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Re Reading Leonardo

Author : Claire Farago
ISBN : 9781351551298
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For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of this vastly influential text. This collection charts the varied interpretations of Leonardo's ideas in French, Italian, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Flemish, Greek, and Polish speaking environments where the Trattato was an important resource for the academic instruction of artists, one of the key sources drawn upon by art theorists, and widely read by a diverse network of artists, architects, biographers, natural philosophers, translators, astronomers, publishers, engineers, theologians, aristocrats, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and collectors. The cross-cultural approach employed here demonstrates that Leonardo's Treatise on Painting is an ideal case study through which to chart the institutionalization of art in Europe and beyond for 400 years. The volume includes original essays by scholars studying a wide variety of national and institutional settings. The coherence of the volume is established by the shared subject matter and interpretative aim: to understand how Leonardo's ideas were used. With its focus on the active reception of an important text overlooked in studies of the artist's solitary genius, the collection takes Leonardo studies to a new level of historical inquiry. Leonardo da Vinci's most significant contribution to Western art was his interpretation of painting as a science grounded in geometry and direct observation of nature. One of the most important questions to emerge from this study is, what enabled the same text to produce so many different styles of painting?
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Gender Politics And Allegory In The Art Of Rubens

Author : Lisa Rosenthal
ISBN : 0521842441
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Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Peter Paul Rubens examines the intertwined relationship between paintings of family and marriage, and of war, peace, and statehood by the Flemish master. Drawing extensively upon recent critical and gender theory, Lisa Rosenthal reshapes our view of Rubens' works and of the interpretive practices through which we engage them. Close readings offer new interpretations of canonical images, while bringing into view other powerful works which are less familiar. The focus on gender serves as a catalyst that enables an original way of reading visual allegory, giving it a dynamic multivalence undiscovered by traditional iconographic methods.
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The Catholic Rubens

Author : Willibald Sauerlander
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The art of Rubens is rooted in an era darkened by the long shadow of devastating wars between Protestants and Catholics. In the wake of this profound schism, the Catholic Church decided to cease using force to propagate the faith. Like Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) sought to persuade his spectators to return to the true faith through the beauty of his art. While Rubens is praised for the “baroque passion” in his depictions of cruelty and sensuous abandon, nowhere did he kindle such emotional fire as in his religious subjects. Their color, warmth, and majesty—but also their turmoil and lamentation—were calculated to arouse devout and ethical emotions. This fresh consideration of the images of saints and martyrs Rubens created for the churches of Flanders and the Holy Roman Empire offers a masterly demonstration of Rubens’s achievements, liberating their message from the secular misunderstandings of the postreligious age and showing them in their intended light.
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Rubens Subjects From History

Author : Elizabeth McGrath
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019563787
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Author : James Hamilton
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Peter Paul Rubens And The Counter Reformation Crisis Of The Beati Moderni

Author : Ruth S. Noyes
ISBN : 9781351613200
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Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed after the Council of Trent with respect to legal canonization procedures and cultic devotion to the saints. Ruth Noyes focuses particularly on how the new regulations pertained to the creation of emerging cults of those not yet canonized, the so-called Beati moderni, such as Jesuit founders Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola, and Filippo Neri, founder of the Oratorians. Centrally involved in the book is the question of the fate and meaning of the two altarpiece paintings commissioned by the Oratorians from Peter Paul Rubens. The Congregation rejected his first altarpiece because it too specifically identified Filippo Neri as a cult figure to be venerated (before his actual canonization) and thus was caught up in the politics of cult formation and the papacy’s desire to control such pre-canonization cults. The book demonstrates that Rubens' second altarpiece, although less overtly depicting Neri as a saint, was if anything more radical in the claims it made for him. Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni offers the first comparative study of Jesuit and Oratorian images of their respective would-be saints, and the controversy they ignited across Church hierarchies. It is also the first work to examine provocative Philippine imagery and demonstrate how its bold promotion specifically triggered the first wave of curial censure in 1602.
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