Sebastian 1619 20 difference between rubens and van

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Unformatted text preview: – series of paintings by Rubens commissioned by Marie de Medici • - Wedding by Proxy of Marie de Medici to King Henry 4th o Rubens shows himself in the painting, with full head of hair o statue had some controversy: they wanted Juno and Jupiter, and a rainbow o included one mythological figure (Hymen), god of marriage - Entry into Marseilles, 1622- 25 o when Marie de Medici comes off ship, grand display o personification of France o contrast of sea nymphs that look like they’re holding the ship, versus the stiff figure of Marie • - Meeting of Marie de Medici and Henry 4th at Lyons o personification of Lyons on bottom, lions and stuff o Hera and Zeus on top, allegorically represent Marie and Henry o rainbow on top, peace and prosperity • - Felicity of the Regency, 1622- 5 o debate over patron about what was suitable in work o she wanted more straightforward representation, was some struggle over how to present her o associated with her peaceful reign o bunch of mythological figures to show prosperity • - Self- Portrait, 1623- 4 o when King Albert died (ruler of Netherlands), Rubens did more diplomatic work, some spying stuff wanted to get alliance with England went to Madrid, hung out with Velazquez, traveled a lot o not the first artist to be diplomat, Jan van Eyck o as a good artist, can be an effective spy because can get into courts • - Helena Fourment Seated on a Terrace, 1630- 1; Helena Fourment in a Fur Wrap, 1630s o is knighted twice in courts, travels a lot, then wants to settle down o married a young woman, Helena Fourment o youthful and fresh, did a ton of portraits of her o in fur wrap, there is a fountain behind her, supposed to be Venus, a classical source (The Modest Venus) also derived from Titian painting special to him, only picture in his will that he said could not be sold • - Judgment of Paris, 1635 o more freedom in work later in career, but still managed the workshop o shows transition from earlier career to later career, did an early version in later: greater interest and expression, esp. of body and anatomy, has freshness and fluidity. Also the subject more subtle in early: works based off prints, so less accurate. Subject very obvious • - Chateau de Steen, 1635- 8 o also painted landscapes in later career o represents his own chateau (because he was very wealthy and powerful), became Lord de Steen o shows peace and prosperity of countryside • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • whereas Antwerp was feeling economic...
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