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Survey of Art 1B

Flemish Baroque


Fast Facts

Flanders was predominately Catholic during the 17th Century. The Catholic church, Flemish nobility, and wealthy patrons elsewhere in Europe supported a flourishing art market. Peter Paul Rubens, was a popular, highly eclectic artist who learned and borrowed from artwork viewed on his many diplomatic missions. He interpreted what he saw according to his own ideas and his patrons wishes. His large and influential workshop employed many specialized assistants who helped complete the large body of work attributed to Rubens.


Picture of "Charles I After the Hunt" 1635 by Van Dyck

Charles I After the Hunt, 1635

Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)


Picture of "Daniel in the Lion Den" 1615 by Rubens

Daniel in the Lion Den, 1615

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)


Picture of "Helen Fourment, the Little Fur" 1638 by Rubens

Helen Fourment, The Little Fur, 1638

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)


Picture of "Rubens with His Wife and Son" 1639by Rubens

Rubens with His Wife and Son, 1639

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)


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