The Portrait of Isabella Brant by Peter Paul Rubens

Isabella Brant by Peter Paul Rubens

Click here for the podcast version of this post. Rubens loved to draw his wife, Isabella Brant. The old Flemish master married her in the early 1600s when he was a young upstart. Peter Paul Rubens was popular and famous for his baroque paintings in his lifetime. The work of Rubens now lives in the …

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James Stuart by Anthony Van Dyck

James Stuart by Anthony Van Dyck

Why is James Stuart wearing such fanciful duds in his Anthony Van Dyck portrait?

– The Order of the Garter
– Man’s best friend steals the show
– Performative emptiness

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW BY PIETER BRUEGEL

Clarity and purpose shine through Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel. Its sharp cold bite make this more than a landscape. But on the most basic level it’s one of the best landscapes ever. More than technique, Bruegel creates suspense and drama.