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Rubens: A Portrait

Rubens: A Portrait

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The most popular painter of his day, yet an artist whose reputation has fluctuated among art scholars and critics of the succeeding centuries, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is chiefly remembered today for his large canvases of sensual gardens, religious scenes, and voluptuous "Rubenesque" women. In Oppenheimer's account of his life, Rubens emerges not only as a talented painter but also as an intellectual with a unique conception of beauty that proved very influential and ahead of his time. Oppenheimer explores Rubens' ideas as he tells the story of his life, which included years as a diplomat, and illuminates his response to the humanism of the Renaissance in which he lived.

Author: Paul Oppenheimer
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Published: 05/21/2002
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.59lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.22w x 1.17d
ISBN: 9780815412090

About the Author
Paul Oppenheimer, professor of Comparative Medieval Literature and English at the City College of the City University of New York and author of Infinite Desire: A Guide to Modern Guilt, lives in New York City.

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