Oil on wood panel representing "The Arrival of the Women at the Tomb", Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke, chapter 24, school of Peter Paul Rubens, Brabant painter of the Flemish Baroque school, born on June 28, 1577 in Siegen and died on May 30, 1640 in Antwerp.
We present this exceptional painting on wood panel evoking a key episode in the life of Jesus from one of the most prestigious schools in the history of painting.
A play of light, chiaroscuro and Rubens' own lively and nervous touch emerge from this painting.
The surprisingly bright colors bring out the drama of the scene.
The movements of the draperies and the quality of the glazes make it a work close to certain paintings by Rubens himself.
It is to note a movement expressing the ardor of the Flemish Baroque school but also all its spirituality and depth.
Oil on wood panel in perfect condition (maintenance restoration).
Painting dating from the beginning of the 17th century around 1600.
Painting from the Rubens school, Flemish baroque school.
Dimensions : h. 108,5 cm l.172 cm.
Aided by an important workshop, Rubens produced a considerable body of work in a variety of genres. He agreed to paint a large number of portraits and paid little attention to detail.
He produced mainly large religious projects, mythological paintings, and important series of historical paintings.
Prized by the great for his erudition and the charm of his conversation, he also played an important diplomatic role in his time and enjoyed a social position unmatched by the artists of his time.
Like many great painters, Rubens worked with many assistants who became great painters in their turn.
Rubens' paintings can be divided into three categories: those done by himself, those done partially (hands and face) and those only supervised.
Among his assistants we can mention Antoine van Dyck, Frans Snyders and Jacob Jordaens.