The painter Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) can be consideredthe artist who gave the greatest contribution to the definition of a Baroquepainting. His bombastic style, which focuses on the complexity of patterns andlines and vivid colors, along with his virtuous technique have produced unique andprecious works. His painting career has developed mainly in Antwerp, but manywere his stays abroad. Among them, his visit in Italy between 1600 and 1608 provedto be particularly important, as itallowed him to learn more about the authors of the ‘500 such as Titian,Veronese and Tintoretto,.
The exhibition at Palazzo Reale points the influenceof the Flemish master on younger Italian painters, protagonists of the Baroque,as Pietro da Cortona, Bernini, Lanfranco and Luca Giordano, starting from theinfluence that ancient and sixteenth-century art had on Rubens. This web ofrelationships is exemplified by the works (nearly one hundred) of differentauthors, coming from the most prestigious Italian and international collections,witnesses of the beauty of the contamination and the value of the plurality of artisticexpression. Once again: Thanks Milan!
Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque
Milano, Palazzo Reale