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Unformatted text preview: o Triptych with the Raising of the Cross, 1610- 11 • • • 10/18/13 • Peter Paul Rubens • - St. Gregory the Great Surrounded by Other Saints (Madonna di vallicella), 1607- 8 o did this in Rome, brought home to Antwerp with him, puts it over tomb of mother o style developed, richer, and shows prestige, different from van Veen styles o was originally rejected, they wanted image of Virgin and child because light hit it and couldn’t really see it o gesture of Aristotle in School of Athens (by Rafael), and some other things from Michelangelo o second version was painted on slate, not canvas, changes quality of image – was much brighter and colorful • - when he goes back to Antwerp, is accomplished painter • - works in some court, becomes diplomat, wrote in Italian, loved Italy • - became court painter for Albert and Isabella, exempt from guild regulations (which limited number of pupils and apprentices) o was a good situation • • o could work in Antwerp, because center of art, economics, and Counter- Reformation wanted to win back people for church, after iconoclasm • - falls in love in Antwerp, with Isabella, daughter of super wealthy and cultured family in Spain • - Rubens and Isabella Brant in a Honeysuckle Bower, 1609 o typically marriage portraits are two small paintings that go together, not in same canvas o one instance was the Arnolfini Wedding o but Ruben’s was more casual, not as stiff; had right hand over right hand but still pays attention to status – he sits above her, outfit, sits on her right, has a sword o was a giant portrait, which he made popular • - back in Antwerp, has offers for altarpieces o Counter- Reformation actually had huge impact o style was suited for what Catholic church wanted • - Raising of the Cross, 1610- 11 o his first huge altarpiece, for a church in Antwerp that no longer exists, moved to cathedral in Antwerp o was huge piece o three- part hinged altarpieces (triptychs), style has been around, was popular in Renaissance o combination of Italian and Northern elements big biblical scene (Counter- Reformation); huge diagonal (Caravaggio); spotlight on Christ; no foreground, the figures are pulling into your space, involve you; background and landscape (un- Caravaggio- esque, like Brueghel); figures are fleshy and unrealistic (un- Caravaggio- esque, Michelangelo); colors are different, rich Venetian colors (un- Caravaggio- esque) o creates a triumphant Christ (pro Counter- Reformation), not dead (usually portrayed as dead) o often triptychs have 3 different paintings inside, but Rubens in Raising of the Cross had one huge scene o also same people shown in crucifixion scenes, before sh...
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