This study discusses basic questions about Rubens's art and life, studies two of his bacchic paintings in detail and describes him in a less easy and more identifiably modern predicament.
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Peter Paul Rubens has always been eminently accessible, an artist at ease with the conventions and traditions of his time, successful and prolific, admired if not revered. In this intense study of two of Rubens's bacchic paintings, "Kermiss" and "Silenus," Alpers (Rembrandt's Enterprise, LJ 6/15/88) examines Rubens's reputation in terms of present-day art history, considering the social, political, and gender implications and the development of national tastes. Alpers successfully discusses how the works, by turns vulgar and opulent, are imbued with a sense of abandon, quite at variance with the image of Rubens as the organized, practical creator and purveyor of art. However, perhaps because this work grew out of an earlier study, Alpers too often suggests an analysis and then backs away from it. While it is interesting to see how Alpers's ideas develop, the ultimate product here is disjointed. Interesting but not essential for large collections.?Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
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A re-examination of Rubens's work by one of today's leading art historians.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Yale University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 300060106