Peter Paul Rubens

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Happy 413th Birthday, Sir Anthony van Dyck!

Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck, Antwerp, 22 March 1599 – London, 9 December 1641. [Biographical notes from the website of the National Gallery of Art] Anthony van Dyck, a true genius at portraiture, revealed the aspirations of his sitters. He often flatteringly elongated his subjects and portrayed them sharply from below to enhance their stature. With … Continue reading

Joyeux Anniversaire, Rosa Bonheur!

Rosa Bonheur (March 16, 1822 – May 25, 1899) was a French animalière,  realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter, she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais (in French: Le labourage nivernais, le sombrage), which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The painting depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by … Continue reading

Restored Rubens Masterpiece Goes Back on Public View at The Courtauld Gallery

artdaily.org reports: The newly-conserved masterpiece, Cain Slaying Abel, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens went back on public display at The Courtauld Gallery today. The magnificent painting, widely considered to be one of the most important in the Gallery’s world-class collection of works by Rubens, has been restored as part of the Bank of America Art Conservation … Continue reading