Archive for June 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Rubens!

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS with tags , , on June 27, 2009 by echostains

Leda and the Swan Rubens

Leda and the Swan Rubens

Today is the birthday of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577 – 1640).  The style he is known for is Baroque.  He painted mostly religious subjects for commission, also historical subjects.

rubens celebrates the flesh

rubens celebrates the flesh

Rubens is famous for his altar pieces and his love of painting large women.  His celebration of the fuller figured woman  became known as rubenesques

rubens- the judgement-paris

rubens- the judgement-paris

Read more about him here

Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. Some birthdays I have only found out about when it was too late to include them , I mean to rectify this at a later date.

Gauguin

Dali

Leonardo da Vinci

Hart Benton

Turner

Van Gogh

Morris

Pollock

Chagall

Kahlo

Modigliani

Degas

Hopper

Duchamp

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