RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)


c. 1638
Oil on oak, 189 x 94 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

As Mantuan court painter, young Rubens copied many Correggio paintings of mythological subjects whose tender eroticism lights up Rubens's Andromeda. Although her glowingly full-bodied presence is in chains, she conveys a vibrant sense of potential motion.

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