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Rubens Volume 2; His Life, His Work, and His Time (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
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Rubens Volume 2; His Life, His Work, and His Time (Paperback): Emile Michel

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Rubens Volume 2; His Life, His Work, and His Time (Paperback)

Emile Michel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...they contemplate Him with affectionate love. Only Judas, who occupies a position in the foreground, turns his head away, and thinks of the realisation of his sinister design. By an ingenious contrast the beautiful face of St. John, the beloved disciple, affectionately leaning on Christ's shoulder, is close to the disturbed countenance of the traitor who is about to deliver Jesus to His enemies. The flickering torches which light the apartment enabled Rubens to place insignificant details in shadow, and to bring the more important parts of the picture into relief; he thus preserved the appearance of mystery proper to the subject, in the general aspect of the composition. 1 The sketch is in the Hermitage. Two small predelle: the Entry into Jerusalem, and the Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet, which originally formed part of the Last Supper, are now in the Dijon Museum. The arrangement of a St. Theresa interceding for the Souls in Purgatory is less happy. It was painted at this period for the Church of the Barefooted Carmelites at Antwerp, which also owned the Education of the Virgin. Both are now in the Antwerp Museum. St. Theresa kneels before Christ, who stands in front of her, and implores His mercy for the four sinners who are undergoing the punishment of purgatory. Mary Magdalene is one of the sufferers; fair and plump, she stretches an arm towards an angel, imploring that her penance may be shortened. She does not deserve much pity, for, despite her tearful eyes, her opulent beauty has in no way suffered from the flames to which it is exposed. We scarcely recognise in her neighbour, as many critics have done, a likeness to Van Dyck. But we entirely agree with M. Max Rooses that Rubens is in this picture greatly indebted to the assistance of one of his ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Emile Michel
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-17474-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-17474-9
Barcode: 9781231174746

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