J. Jordaens Attr. Oil on Canvas North-European School XVII Century

"L'arc en ciel" XVII Century

Code :  ARARPI0183431

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J. Jordaens Attr. Oil on Canvas North-European School XVII Century

"L'arc en ciel" XVII Century

Code :  ARARPI0183431

Price upon request

J. Jordaens Attr. Oil on Canvas North-European School XVII Century - "L'arc en ciel" XVII Century


"L'arc en ciel" XVII Century

Artist:  Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Copy from 

Artwork title:  Paesaggio con arcobaleno

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Landscape with Figures

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Paesaggio con arcobaleno

Oil painting on canvas. Northern European school of the seventeenth century. The large pastoral scene presents a broad landscape that pushes the gaze to the distant sea coast; on it the sky is gradually opening up, revealing flashes of blue on the left, while on the right, among the darker clouds left over from the storm, a large rainbow is revealed. In the foreground, a group of shepherds and shepherdesses enjoy amorous games, discrete and festive, in the midst of their herds, which rest and drink from the nearby stream. The whole scene is animated by a dimension of joyful relaxation and refreshment, as if the rainbow had restored serenity to the environment, bringing light and with it serenity to the world. The attribution to Jordaens is linked both to the typology of subject, the pastoral one, a recurring theme in the production of the Flemish artist, and to the pictorial modalities: in this work we find his warm and luminous colours, the strong contrasts of light and shadow, the robust figures with red and healthy faces, sometimes with satyristic features, the compositions full of figures that give an air of sensual vitality. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a period gilded frame.

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Frame Size (cm):
Height: 215
Width: 240
Depth: 7

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 200
Width: 220

Additional Information

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

In the century of the Enlightenment, or the exaltation of reason and science as the only tools that can free man from ignorance and the yoke of the Church and the nobility, art passes from the intent of the Baroque to tell religious truths or to imitate nature, with strong chiaroscuro contrasts and artificial excesses, to the lighter and more vaporous forms (sometimes even frivolous and affected) of the so-called Barocchetto or Rococò, to lead to Neoclassicism which, looking at the ancient art of the Greeks and Romans, wants to re-propose the discovery of beauty, in the search for harmony, proportions, balances.
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Subject: Landscape with Figures

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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