Hearn, Karen, Rubens and Britain , 2011
- Rubens and Britain / Karen Hearn.
- London : Tate Gallery Publishing Ltd., 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 48 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
- Reference LibraryNJ18 R82 H4352 2011 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-45).
Compact and accessible, this book is the perfect introduction to Rubens' links with Britain through the example of a single astonishing painting, the initial sketch for the ceiling. Wholly sketched in Rubens' hand, it is rich in allegorical detail unfamiliar to twenty-first-century viewers but explained succinctly in the text. Demonstrating Rubens' remarkable fluidity and freedom of invention, this work also exemplifies his role as diplomatic envoy to Britain and his position as the quintessential artist of his age. Exhibition: Tate Britain, London 21 November 2011 to May 2012.
- Rubens and his links with British clients -- The design and building of the present Banqueting House -- The genesis of the ceiling project -- Ruben's working methods -- The Tate sketch -- The later history of the Banqueting House ceiling.
- Subject Terms:
- Banqueting House (London, England)Ceilings -- England -- London.Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 -- Art patronage.James I, King of England, 1566-1625 -- Art patronage.Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640 -- Criticism and interpretation.Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640 -- Exhibitions.Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640 -- Travel -- England.