Triumph and Taste

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Virginia Brilliant is Associate Curator of European Art at the John And Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Europe's kings and princes prized Peter Paul Rubens' vibrant, colourful, and often voluptuous works, which included altarpieces and other religious pictures; portraits; hunt and mythological scenes. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, possesses one of America's premier and diverse collections of paintings by Rubens, including five extraordinary, full-scale painted models for the Triumph of the Eucharist tapestry series; Pausias and Glycera, created in collaboration with the flower painter Osias Beert; a painted sketch for a tapestry wittily depicting Achilles Dipped in the Styx; the tragic and brilliantly coloured Departure of Lot and his Family from Sodom; and an exuberant, bravura portrait of the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand, ruler of the Southern Netherlands.

This lavishly illustrated publication will introduce the artist and these outstanding works, shed new light on their meanings, functions, and facture, and share original perspectives on their provenance.

Product Information

Product Code 1033355
ISBN 9781857597127
author Virginia Brilliant
B&W illustrations 5
colour illustrations 96
format Paperback
pages 128
published Dec 2011
publisher Scala
Dimensions 22 X 22.2 X 1.6 cm

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