Mirror, Mirror on the Wall




Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), Flemish painter. He was the foremost exponent of Northern Baroque, he spent a period of time in Italy and later settle in Antwarp and became court portrait in 1609. He gained fame as a religious painter. On his visit to England (1629 - 30), he was knighted by Charles I and executed several commission for him. In additon to his portraits, he is best known for mythological paintings featuring voluptuous female nudes as in this picture Venus and Adonis.

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