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Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens

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Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens--created at speed and in the heat of invention with a colorful loaded brush--convey all the spontaneity of the great Flemish painter's creative process. This ravishing book draws from both private and public collections to present in full color 40 of Rubens's oil sketches. Viewers will find in these informal paintings an enchanting intimacy and gain a new appreciation of Rubens's capacity for invention and improvisation, and of his special genius for dramatic design and coloristic brilliance.<BR>The book investigates the role of the oil sketch in Rubens's work; the development of the artist's themes and narratives in his multiple sketches; and the history of the appreciation of his oil sketches. It also explores some of the unique aspects of his techniques and materials. By revealing the oil sketches as the most direct record of Rubens's creative process, the book presents him as the greatest and most fluent practitioner of this vibrant and vital medium.<BR>

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Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens-- created at speed and in the heat of invention with a colorful loaded brush-- convey all the spontaneity of the great Flemish painter's creative process. This ravishing book draws from both private and public collections to present in full color 40 of Rubens's oil sketches. Viewers will find in these informal paintings an enchanting intimacy and gain a new appreciation of Rubens's capacity for invention and improvisation, and of his special genius for dramatic design and coloristic brilliance.

The book investigates the role of the oil sketch in Rubens's work; the development of the artist's themes and narratives in his multiple sketches; and the history of the appreciation of his oil sketches. It also explores some of the unique aspects of his techniques and materials. By revealing the oil sketches as the most direct record of Rubens's creative process, the book presents him as the greatest and most fluent practitioner of this vibrant and vital medium.

Synopsis:

Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens—created at speed and in the heat of invention with a colorful loaded brush—convey all the spontaneity of the great Flemish painters creative process. This ravishing book draws from both private and public collections to present in full color 40 of Rubenss oil sketches. Viewers will find in these informal paintings an enchanting intimacy and gain a new appreciation of Rubenss capacity for invention and improvisation, and of his special genius for dramatic design and coloristic brilliance.

The book investigates the role of the oil sketch in Rubenss work; the development of the artists themes and narratives in his multiple sketches; and the history of the appreciation of his oil sketches. It also explores some of the unique aspects of his techniques and materials. By revealing the oil sketches as the most direct record of Rubenss creative process, the book presents him as the greatest and most fluent practitioner of this vibrant and vital medium.

About the Author

Peter C. Sutton is executive director of the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut. Marjorie E. Wieseman is curator of European painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Sutton and Wieseman previously collaborated on The Age of Rubens exhibition held in museums in Boston and Toledo, Ohio. Nico van Hout is a conservator at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300106268
With:
Sutton, Peter
Contribution:
Wieseman, Marjorie
With:
Van Hout, Nico
Author:
Nico van Hout
Author:
Sutton, Peter C.
Author:
Wieseman, Marjorie E.
Author:
Van Hout, Nico
Contribution:
Hout, Nico Van
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
European
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Techniques - Oil Painting
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w + 60 color illus.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
12 x 9.75 in 4.15 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens-- created at speed and in the heat of invention with a colorful loaded brush-- convey all the spontaneity of the great Flemish painter's creative process. This ravishing book draws from both private and public collections to present in full color 40 of Rubens's oil sketches. Viewers will find in these informal paintings an enchanting intimacy and gain a new appreciation of Rubens's capacity for invention and improvisation, and of his special genius for dramatic design and coloristic brilliance.

The book investigates the role of the oil sketch in Rubens's work; the development of the artist's themes and narratives in his multiple sketches; and the history of the appreciation of his oil sketches. It also explores some of the unique aspects of his techniques and materials. By revealing the oil sketches as the most direct record of Rubens's creative process, the book presents him as the greatest and most fluent practitioner of this vibrant and vital medium.

"Synopsis" by ,

Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens—created at speed and in the heat of invention with a colorful loaded brush—convey all the spontaneity of the great Flemish painters creative process. This ravishing book draws from both private and public collections to present in full color 40 of Rubenss oil sketches. Viewers will find in these informal paintings an enchanting intimacy and gain a new appreciation of Rubenss capacity for invention and improvisation, and of his special genius for dramatic design and coloristic brilliance.

The book investigates the role of the oil sketch in Rubenss work; the development of the artists themes and narratives in his multiple sketches; and the history of the appreciation of his oil sketches. It also explores some of the unique aspects of his techniques and materials. By revealing the oil sketches as the most direct record of Rubenss creative process, the book presents him as the greatest and most fluent practitioner of this vibrant and vital medium.

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