Universally celebrated for his rosy and concupiscent nudes, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist whose first concern was sensuality in all its forms. This Baroque master devoted himself to a lifelong celebration of the joys and wonders of the physical realm. He felt that the human body was as lovely and natural as the many natural landscapes he painted as a young man. In a lushly illustrated text, María Varshavskaya and Xenia Yegorova explore the master at work, bringing a unique focus to Ruben’s life and work.
About the Author
Collective work in which María Varshavskaya and Xenia Yegorova, art historians attached to the department of Paintings in the Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg, also collaborated on this book.
Table of Contents
The Life and Work of Peter Paul Rubens 5
The Collections of the Russian Museums 27