Rubens and His Legacy, Hardback



Rubens is undoubtedly the most influential Flemish painter.

Through reproductions in print, his compositions had an immense impact, even during his lifetime.

Himself indebted to Titian, Rubens became a role model to Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Velazquez, and influenced artists well beyond his time, including figures such as Cezanne, Picasso, Bacon and Freud.

This stunning new volume explores Rubens' legacy thematically, through a series of sections devoted to Violence, Power, Lust, Compassion, Elegance and Poetry.

Illustrating some of the artists most famous paintings alongside great works that bear his influence, each section will link artists across the centuries in their references to Rubens, from Van Dyck and Watteau to Manet, Daumier, Renoir and Van Gogh, as well as Gainsborough, Constable and Turner.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 250 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
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  • Category: Art & design styles: Baroque
  • ISBN: 9781907533778



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