Rubens-Baroque Artist, Renaissance Man

Rubens-Baroque Artist, Renaissance Man : Rubens

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Now for the first time in paperback: Scribner's classic biography and introduction to the wide range of works by the great Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Rubens is an 'artist's artist', known for his glowing, painterly treatments of classical mythology and religious themes and his stunning portraits and landscapes. His paintings-many commissioned by Europe's leading princes and prelates-adorn the walls of the world's greatest museums, from the Hermitage, Prado, and Louvre to the Metropolitan and National Gallery. Painters from Watteau to Delacroix to Cezanne and Matisse have looked to Rubens for inspiration. His prodigious output included easel paintings, tapestries, altarpieces, decorative ceilings, sculpture designs, and monuments for festivals; he was also a leading diplomat-knighted by the kings of England and Spain-an antiquarian, humanist, and amateur architect: in short, the Baroque fulfillment of the Renaissance man. This illuminating biographical study of Rubens and his time is accompanied by 80 illustrations of Rubens's work and comparative examples by other artists. The 43 color plates are each introduced by in-depth commentaries on the picture's context and meaning.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.87mm | 394.62g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508551251
  • 9781508551256

About Charles Scribner III

CHARLES SCRIBNER III received his Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University, where he taught in the Department of Art and Archaeology (later serving on its Advisory Council) while working as editor and executive in the family publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons. His lectures and writings focus on the Baroque art of Rubens, Bernini, and Caravaggio. His books include The Triumph of the Eucharist: Tapestries Designed by Rubens; Rubens; Bernini; and The Shadow of God: A Journey Through Memory, Art, and Faith. He was awarded the Yorktown Certificate by the US Department of Treasury for his successful undercover role with Special Agents in recovering in Miami Beach a stolen Rubens from Spain, later the subject of the television documentary The Rubens Robbers (BBC/Bravo). He lives in New York. For further information:
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