[Item #5994] Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings. Anne-Marie Logan, MIchael C. Plomp, Peter Paul Rubens.
Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings
Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings
Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings
Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings

Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings

ISBN: 9780300104943
New York, NY: Yale University Press, 2005. First Edition. Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens (1577--1640) was the type of artist for whom art was the primary concern of his Being. Relishing in the sensuous, indulging in the exploration of movement, and swimming rhapsodically in seas of color, Rubens' unique and undeniably popular Baroque style followed in the wake of the Counter-Reformation and explored landscapes, mythology, and history. While his name remains, largely, in the shadows of the cultural zietgeist (in comparison to your DaVincis, Picassos, and Van Goghs) his work remains as stunningly vivid and awe-inspiring as any of the great masterpieces of the tradition. A masterful blend of Flemish realism with the Classicizing tendencies of the Italian Renaissance, Rubens' style came to dominate, inspire, and define the Baroque art of the 17th century. Rubens' influence would extend three centuries past his death moving and inspiring artists from Van Dyck, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to Antoine Watteau, and Eugene Delacroix. "Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings" is a work that accompanied an exihibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (January 14 to April 3, 2005)—the most comprehensive exhibition of Rubens's drawings ever held in the United States. A collection of over one hundred of the most exquisite and representative of Rubens drawings, and replete with essays by Anne-Marie logan and Michael C. Plomp that provide overviews of Rubens's career as a draftsman and of the dispersal of his drawings among collectors after his death, this work is the perfect volume for any appriciator of 17th century Baroque art, art in general, and Rubens in particular. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket. First edition, first printing though not explicated as such at copyright page. Book is in very fine condition with only the most minute wear to fine edges; dust-jacket is in very fine condition as well with minimal smudging to front and back covers, over all a pristine and substantially mint volume! An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the size and weight of this item. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5994]

Price: $150.00