Rubens

Rubens

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In this lively and original study, Kristin Lohse Belkin shows that there is far more to Peter Paul Rubens than the notorious Rubenesque nude. She explores his techniques and workshop practices, the role of women in his life and art, and his engagement with contemporary issues of Church and State. The author unravels the allegorical and iconographic content of key works, situating them within their original settings. Drawing on his extensive correspondence, she traces Rubens' involvement in the events of his time and charts his relationship with members of his circle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 160 x 220 x 20mm | 703.07g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 colour & 50 b&w illustrations, glossary, map, further reading lists, index
  • 0714834122
  • 9780714834122
  • 511,931

Table of contents

Birth and infancy; education and apprenticeship; the years in Italy; the impact of Italy; return to Antwerp; most eminent painter of Antwerp; international commissions; ambassador of peace; back at home - the last decade; Rubens' political art.
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Review Text

"Truly a wonderful, engaging and learned account, beautifully produced."—Celeste Brusati, Department of Art History, University of Michigan



"One of those rare texts that works splendidly for both the specialist and the novice. Belkin's logical, lucid presentation of information is exemplary."—Susan Koslow, Department of Art History, City University of New York



On the Art & Ideas series



"Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing."—Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London



"The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods... I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools."—Joachim Pissarro, Yale University



"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph
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Review quote

"Truly a wonderful, engaging and learned account, beautifully produced."-Celeste Brusati, Department of Art History, University of Michigan "One of those rare texts that works splendidly for both the specialist and the novice. Belkin's logical, lucid presentation of information is exemplary."-Susan Koslow, Department of Art History, City University of New York On the Art & Ideas series "Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing."-Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London "The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods... I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools."-Joachim Pissarro, Yale University "Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."-The Sunday Telegraph
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About Kristin Lohse Belkin

Kristin Lohse Belkin has contributed to the Corpus Rubinianum Ludwig Burchard, a multi-volume catalogue of Rubens' complete works, and has written and lectured widely on Rubens and Flemish and German art.
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4 51% (30)
3 14% (8)
2 2% (1)
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