Peter Paul Rubens
Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSRubens and His Legacy
Cloth, 10 x 12 / 349 pgs / Illustrated throughout | 12/2/2014 | Not available
ISBN 9781907533778 | $75.00
Peter Paul Rubens: The Life Of Achilles
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 152 pgs / 50 color / 32 bw. | 2/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9789056623272 | $39.95
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / 180 color / 110 bw. | 8/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9789053495001 | $60.00
Published by Royal Academy Publications.
Text by Tim Barringer.
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) is undoubtedly the most influential of all Flemish painters. 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 sumptuous new volume explores Rubens's legacy thematically, through a series of sections devoted to violence, power, lust, compassion, elegance, and poetry. 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.
Cloth, 10 x 12 / 349 pgs / Illustrated throughout
Pub Date 12/2/2014
ISBN 9781907533778 TRADE
List Price: $75.00 CDN $86.00
STATUS: Out of stock
Out of stock indefinitely.
Published by nai010 publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen/Museo Nacional del Prado.
Edited by Friso Lammertse and Alejandro Vergara. Essays by, Annetje Boersma, Guy Delmarcel, Fiona Healy.
With his many facets, his virtuosity and his prodigious output, Peter Paul Rubens is one of the giants in the history of art. Peter Paul Rubens: The Life of Achilles sheds light on a relatively unfamiliar aspect of Rubens' enormous body of work, a series of tapestries featuring the Greek hero Achilles. Circa 1630-1635, Rubens painted the designs for these remarkable tapestries, depicting eight decisive moments in the life of Achilles. First, he made eight small sketches in oil, some of the finest of his oeuvre. Then the artist and his studio produced large modelli, painted in oil on panels, that further refined his sketches. The exquisite sketches and modelli led finally to magnifications in full-scale cartoons, which were placed under the loom for the tapestry weavers to work from. For the first time, this volume brings together the multiple works that make up the Achilles series, scattered as they are among various public and private collections throughout the world. Here the process from sketch to tapestry is followed in magnificent color illustrations. Accompanying texts consider the genesis, history and iconography of the series.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 152 pgs / 50 color / 32 bw.
Pub Date 2/2/2004
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2004
ISBN 9789056623272 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
Published by Snoeck Publishers, Ghent/R»union des Mus»es Nationaux, Paris.
Essays by Arnauld Brejon De Lavergnée, Barbara Brejon De Lavergnée, Hans Vlieghe, Hans Devisscher, Alexis Donetzkoff, Jacques Foucart, Barbara Gaehtgens, Natalia Gritsao, Alexis Merle du Bourg and Jean Vittet.
A simple mission lies at the heart of Rubens: to give the most complete picture of the great Flemish master as possible. No fewer than 163 paintings, sketches, and drawings by the artist, plus nine tapestries, are put to this worthy task. A faithful, objective understanding of Rubens arises, from his beginnings under the influence of his master Otto Venius and Italian art, right through to the end of his career, when he basked in a major Spanish commission. Rubens is at home in all genres, and all are represented here: from landscapes to portraits, from altarpieces to genre scenes, and historical paintings too, of course. Even the talents of the decorator are revealed in his painted sketches, drawings, and tapestries. For this publication, the master's oeuvre is divided into five groupings: Rubens' Beginnings, Rubens and Italy, The Middle-Class Patron, Official Commissions, and Secular Subject Matter. Through the inclusion of tapestries, particular attention is paid to the genesis of his art. Works such as Descent from the Cross, Laying in the Sepulchre, The Stoning of Saint Stephen, and three altarpieces created for the city of Lille's churches and convents are included. From this impressive homage to Rubens, the general reader, connoisseur, and historian will all hopefully come to know Rubens better, and also be stimulated by the juxtaposition of works never presented in this way before.
Published on the occasion of Rubens, an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Lille, France.
Snoeck Publishers, Ghent/R»union des Mus»es Nationaux, Paris
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / 180 color / 110 bw.
Pub Date 8/2/2004
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2004
ISBN 9789053495001 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00