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Peter Paul Rubens

Gorgeous, Voluptuous and Only Four Hundred Years Old

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.

Rejuvenation in Rubens, and at the Met

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Walter Liedtke, the painting's curator, who disagrees with much of what I am about to say about this painting. If you want responsible historiography, you should consult with him; I myself speak, as ever, as a practitioner and enthusiast of painting, responsible to no eye but my own.

'A Rubens In The Cupboard!'

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

"A Rubens in the cupboard! It is not what you expect to find," University of Reading professor Anna Gruetzner Robins told The Guardian's Mark Brown. ...

Rubens Paintings Go Into Hiding In Antwerp

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

BRUSSELS — The Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts has put those big, bold Baroque works of its famous son Peter Paul Rubens into hiding – i...

Daughter of the Wild Women: Aleah Chapin at Flowers Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

To sensibly discuss Aleah Chapin's new solo show at Flowers Gallery, we should start closer to the beginning of the story. So let's back up a bit.

Collaboration In Art (Part I)

David Galenson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

A new practice emerged in the late 20th century, in which teams of two artists working together from the beginning of their careers, making all of their work jointly, have become significant contributors to advanced visual art.

What Makes Rubens Great?

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Q: What makes Flemish painter, diplomat, and scholar Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) great? A: lots of things. Today, I'd like to compare two of his pai...

Painting by Proxy

David Galenson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

The story of art in the past century is in large part one of young iconoclastic innovators breaking every significant rule, tradition, or convention that they could identify.

The History Of Animals In Art, Literature And Music

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

The Morgan Library is exhibiting a collection of works illustrating how history's greatest artists, writers and musicians were inspired by animals. ...

Stolen Rubens Found In Greece

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police recovered a 17th century painting by Flemish master Pieter Paul Rubens stolen from a museum in Belgium a decade ag...

PHOTOS: New Museum Rocks The Netherlands

Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

In organizing an exhibition of "Five centuries of imagery in Antwerp," the Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) had its work cut out for it. In a region with su...

We Bet You Don't Know These 10 Odd Facts About Famous Artists

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

You might think that since the artists included in the slideshow below are famous, you know everything about them (and perhaps some of you do). But we...

In Belgium. High on Art.

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I am in the L.A. International Terminal, staring in disbelief at posters of Kandinsky, Sam Francis and Howard Hodgkin on the walls of McDonald's. I take it as a good omen for my mad dash to six cities in three countries.

Lessons for the President on the Art of Diplomacy

Mark Lamster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Lamster

The painter Peter Paul Rubens has a good deal in common with Barack Obama, and the Old Master's life offers lessons that the president might well find instructive.