This lesson explores some examples of Flemish Baroque art in the work of Peter Paul Rubens.
Referring to the figures portrayed by painter Rubens, usually depicting plump or full figured women
The method in drawing where represented objects are reduced in size and are not parallel to the picture plane in order to convey an illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface
A symbolic narrative; a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through material forms
The illusion of movement in a composition
The invisible plane that corresponds to the surface of the painting, the picture plane is like a window opening out onto another world
A style of painting (such as impressionism) that emphasizes the brushstroke and action of applying paint to surface
Elevation of the Cross; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_068.jpg, Masaccio, Trinity Fresco, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseilles; Creative Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_The_Landing_of_Marie_de_M%C3%A9dicis_at_Marseilles_-_WGA20337.jpg, Allegory of the Oubreak of War; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg , School of Athens; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg