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16:41 Rubens and Family Rubens’ self-portrait with wife and son, NY, MET Ruben’s status fascinated by Velázquez  True aristocrat, successful art dealer  Presented as an aristocrat: elaborate dressing, outing with family, dynastic implication Art was considered something that could be collected  Diplomat – influential in many ways  Rubens, Raising of the Cross , oil on panel, Antwerp Cathedral, 1610 Altarpieces were still in demand in Flanders  “I confess myself, by natural instinct, better fitted to execute works of large size” powers aren’t as powerfully underlined undermines the triptych format continuous narrative  needs large space for composition not a single calm spot, everything is an activity  Christ forms powerful diagonal that cuts across the whole picture towards the back,  pulling the cross towards the front  Lacks the elegant and grace found in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel no straight line, everything consists of curves that thrust into different directions
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  • Fall '08
  • Leyton
  • Dutch Baroque painting, Strong Color Contrast, Dutch group portrait, successful art dealer, single calm spot, needs large space

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