Religious paintings (1620s)
by Pieter Pauwel RUBENS

Change to a High-Baroque style can be seen in Rubens's work after 1620, and it is associated with a magnitude of scale hitherto unknown on Flemish painting. The propagandist nature of the cycles and their colourful decorative effect with strong Venetian traits, are elements typical of the artist's other work of the same time. As a result his altarpieces in particular bear the stamp of Counter-Reformation triumphalism even more strongly than before.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Virgin and Child in a Garland of Flowers
1621
Oil on canvas, 83,5 x 65 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

734*947
True Color
163 Kb



Virgin and Child
1620-24
Oil on wood, 65 x 48 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

682*970
True Color
93 Kb



Virgin and Child
-
Oil on panel, 62 x 50 cm
St.-Niklaaskerk, Brussels

755*1070
True Color
129 Kb



St Roch Altarpiece
1623-26
Oil on canvas
St Maartenskerk, Aalst

784*1280
True Color
150 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi
1624
Oil on panel, 447 x 336 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

803*1089
True Color
152 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1624
Oil on panel
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

850*1155
True Color
182 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1624
Oil on panel
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

598*750
True Color
86 Kb



The Education of the Virgin
1625-26
Oil on canvas, 193 x 140 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

717*1024
True Color
123 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
1626-29
Oil on canvas, 283 x 219 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

769*1005
True Color
114 Kb



Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints
c. 1628
Oil on canvas, 564 x 408 cm
St. Augustinuskerk, Antwerp

756*1084
True Color
148 Kb



Annunciation
c. 1628
Oil on canvas
Rubens House, Antwerp

876*1353
True Color
150 Kb



Immaculate Conception
c. 1628
Oil on canvas, 198 x 137 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

850*1213
True Color
182 Kb




Summary of works by Rubens
Religious themes
until 1616 | 1617-20 | 1620s | 1630s
Altarpieces in Antwerp Cathedral | Biblical scenes
Mythological themes
until 1614 | 1614-29 | 1630s
Large royal projects | Allegorical themes
Portraits
until 1629 | 1630s
Miscellaneous
Landscapes | Hunting and other themes
Graphic works