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The painting is an interesting baroque construction, mixed styles: portrait, still life with hunted animals, landscape with animals, which put together refer to prosperity.

Details

  • Title: Rest after Hunting
  • Creator: Jacob Jordaens
  • Date: 1610/1640
  • Physical Dimensions: w149 x h116 cm (Without frame)
  • Photo copyright: ©Christof Weber
  • Collecting: Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania
  • Artist Biography: A Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Master of the Guild of Painters in the city from the year 1621 and owner of a very successful workshop, Jacob Jordaens was Rubens’s main associate, after Van Dyck’s departure for Italy (1622). He studied with Adam van Noort, as Rubens did, and came to be considered the number-two celebrity, after his even more famous associate, among the painters of the Flemish school. The artistic manner of the two famous painters has much in common, such as: the same warm tones, the same naturalism, the perfect mastery of chiaroscuro and the same skill in presenting the energetic physiognomy of their portrait subjects. By far the most important influence upon Jordaens’ paintings came from the work of Rubens, with its ample and abundantly blessed, carnal female figures and robust male characters. Thematically, Jordaens specialized in genre scenes and convivial meals scenes, biblical and mythological themes, as well as allegorically treated historical subjects; he also grew to be one of the most successful portrait painters of his time. ©Dana Roxana Hrib, European Art Gallery Guidebook, Second edition, Sibiu 2011.
  • Provenance: Brukenthal National Museum
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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