Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ

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Boca Raton, United States

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Sympathy: From our Christian Masterpiece Collection #S1617w, The Lamentation of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens, 1617. As in Mostaert’s Lamentation #S1515w, this popular quote from the Gospel according to John comes to mind, “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die,” the definitive words for the loss of any loved one…Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prolific and well known seventeenth century Flemish and European painter. He was also a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector and diplomat. His Baroque style is emphasized with movement, color, and sensuality. He ran a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe. Religion figured prominently in much of his work and he later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting. Rubens was greatly influenced by the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. Between 1627 and 1630, Rubens traveled between the courts of Spain and England in an attempt to bring peace between the Spanish Netherlands and the United Provinces. Rubens was twice knighted, first by Philip IV of Spain in 1624, and then by Charles I of England in 1630. He was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University in 1629. Rubens works were mostly religious subjects, historic paintings, which included mythological subjects, and hunt scenes. He painted portraits, especially of friends, and self-portraits, and in later life painted several landscapes. Rubens designed tapestries and prints, as well as his own house. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not detailed; he also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. He was one of the last major artists to make consistent use of wooden panels as a support medium, but he used canvas as well. His fondness of painting full-figured women gave rise to the terms ‘Rubensian’ or ‘Rubenesque’ for plus-sized women.

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