AHST 10.20.11

AHST 10.20.11 - 10.20.2011 Southern Netherlands (Flemish...

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10.20.2011 Southern Netherlands (Flemish Baroque) - Remain Catholic 1600-1608 Stayed there in Italy Rubens is painterly Rape of the Sabines 1635 Rubens - Very painterly, sketchy, loose brush work - COMPARED^ Rape of the Sabines 1636-1637 Poussin - never let brush stroke show, not expressive - expressive with diagonals - French adopt non painterly style as official Sir Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640 born in Germany, lived and worked in Antwerp Wedding Portrait 1609-1610 Ruben - he is 32 she is 18, she dies later with plague, will have three kids together - dressed in finery
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Raising of the Cross 1610 Rubens - 15’2” high - Antwerp Cathedral - By group of lay person, paid Rubens very nicely - Very distinct diagonal with Jesus’ body, limbs - First part of his career inspired Michelangelo Descent from the Cross 1611-1614 Rubens - 15’2” high - Antwerp Cathedral - Second part of career Titian - Strain heaviness of dead body Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus 1616-1617 Rubens
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- Twin demi gods abducting daughters - Women protesting, limbs flying - Diagonals everywhere - He is virtuoso with textures: fur, flesh, shiny silks, fabrics, landscape, shiny armor - Was knighted - Fluent in 6 languages - Had assistants paint on his sketching charged according to how much was by his hand - Sketches are important because it’s all by him Education of Maria de Medici 1622-1625 Rubens - Had Rubens series of 21 paintings about her life of just under 13’highx10’ across - All now in one room in the Louvre - Was in her palace in Paris in Luxemburg palace - Not very pretty and didn’t have a interesting life o His job to make it interest - Gods in pic: French believed they ruled by divine right mingle with the Gods, 3 Graces (offering her flower), Minerva, Apollo, Mercury -
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