Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Peter Paul Rubens: Drawings

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Dutch Baroque painter whose finished compositions are just too much for me: too much color, to much action, too many lions and hippos, too much exposed female flesh. But his drawings show his talent. Reclining Pan, 1610, made from the original sculpture during a tour of Italy.

Isabella Brant, c 1629, his first wife.

 Forest Path.

 Old Man in Profile.

Young Woman with Folded Hands, 1629-1630.

 George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham, 1625.

 Landscape with Fallen Tree.

Two renderings of his son Nicholas.

Studies for Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1613.

Portrait of a Lady in Waiting to the Infanta Isabella, c. 1625.

Possible self-portrait of the 1620s.

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