Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640). Flemish painter, draughtsman and diplomat. He was the most versatile and influential Baroque artist of northern Europe in the 17th century. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.
Prometheus Bound (1611-12)
Peter Paul Rubens kept this enormous painting of Prometheus Bound in his personal collection for several years and in a letter of 1618 described it as one of his most important creations. Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul
Saturday, July 3, 2010