Rubens

The Power of Transformation

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Peter Paul Rubens is not only one of the most important painters of the Baroque; he is also a virtuo so of the art of transformation. More than virtually any other artist he sought inspiration in the works of other artists and was thus constantly reinventing his art in a highly radical manner. Here you can look over Rubens’s shoulder and immerse yourself in the creative process through which his masterpieces took shape. The creative study of the important works of his predecessors and contemporaries occupied Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) throughout his life and left its mark on the works he pro duced over a period of fifty years. The comparison of his works with sculptures from Antiquity and the Renaissance, paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio and prints by Raimondi and Goltzius reveals a fascinating view of Rubens’s surprising transfo rmation of subjects, his new presentation of familiar pictorial themes and his skilled search for the right format. Only thus does the exceptional talent of this great master become tangible. Rubens’s works continue to enchant the present – day viewer as dir ectly as they did during his lifetime.

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Stefan Weppelmann, Gerlinde Gruber

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Peter Paul Rubens is not only one of the most important painters of the Baroque; he is also a virtuo so of the art of transformation. More than virtually any other artist he sought inspiration in the works of other artists and was thus constantly reinventing his art in a highly radical manner. Here you can look over Rubens’s shoulder and immerse yourself in the creative process through which his masterpieces took shape. The creative study of the important works of his predecessors and contemporaries occupied Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) throughout his life and left its mark on the works he pro duced over a period of fifty years. The comparison of his works with sculptures from Antiquity and the Renaissance, paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio and prints by Raimondi and Goltzius reveals a fascinating view of Rubens’s surprising transfo rmation of subjects, his new presentation of familiar pictorial themes and his skilled search for the right format. Only thus does the exceptional talent of this great master become tangible. Rubens’s works continue to enchant the present – day viewer as dir ectly as they did during his lifetime.

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Weight 1875 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 February 2018
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Jochen Sander
Dimensions 24.5 x 28.7 cm
Weight 1875 g