October 8, 2012

Rubens at Ringling

SDP 10-8-12
We'll end the tour of the Ringling Museum of Art with one of the highlights in the museum itself: a room dedicated to several large scale canvases created by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).  John Ringling was an avid Rubens collector, but his advisors apparently were quite perplexed as to why he wanted to build one room just for Rubens.   All five pieces are permanently housed here and they're related to Rubens' tapestry series 'Triumph of the Eucharist'. The vivid detail, color and sheer size are amazing.   And, that does it for the museum!   I'll have to see what I scare up for my next post.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Rubens is an amazing artist. The women in this photo are not as "fleshy" as others I have seen.

Jack said...

Remarkable. I only have one Rubens, and I keep it in the kitchen.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I have to get down there to the Museum soon. One of my favorite paintings is there - Jesus in Gethsemane.