Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens

The Drawings

Book - 2005
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For the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), drawing was a fundamental activity. Ranging from delightful renderings of children and elegant portraits of noblemen and women to vigorous animal studies and beautiful landscapes, Rubens's drawings are renowned for their superb quality and variety.

This exquisite book presents--in beautiful full-color reproductions--more than one hundred of the finest and most representative of Rubens's drawings, from private and public collections around the world. Essays by Anne-Marie Logan and Michiel C. Plomp provide overviews of Rubens's career as a draftsman and of the dispersal of his drawings among collectors after his death. The authors discuss the various functions of Rubens's drawings as preparatory studies for paintings, sculpture, architecture, prints, and book illustrations. The volume also includes a sampling of the artist's early anatomical studies and copies after antique sculpture as well as several sheets by other artists that Rubens retouched, restored, or reworked.

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780300104943
0300104944
9781588391414
1588391418
9781588391391
1588391396
Branch Call Number: 741.9493 Logan 2005
Characteristics: xii, 332 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm.

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