Thursday, June 12, 2008

The World's Greatest Masterpieces - Rubens

Massacre of the Innocents (1611)

The Virgin and Child Adored by Angels

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577- May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter Reformation altar pieces, portraits, and landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar, art collector and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England. Rubens died from gout on May 30, 1640 at Antwerp, Belgium.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Classical, Counter Reformation, Baroque

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


krystyna said...

This site is amazing, I'm so happy that I found it. I found here many great artists and my lovely ...Chopin is here too.
Good idea, Mel.

I'll be back.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
I'm so glad that you like this blog. Many readers are ignoring it but I just want to keep it for people such as you who appreciates the finer things in life. I love Chopin too. Thanks my dear friend for your appreciation. It means a lot to me. God bless you and your loved ones always.

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