Adoration of the Magi, Peter Paul Rubens

Adoration of the Magi, Peter Paul Rubens

Adoration of the Magi, Peter Paul Rubens (details)

Adoration of the Magi, Peter Paul Rubens

Link is to Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Royal Museum Antwerp.

17th century Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens’ multi-faceted penchant for drama is in evidence here, in the pyramidal arrangement of the figures — topped of by camel riders peering under the rafters — the great assortment of facial expressions, the flowing drapery of robes, and the dynamic poses of even the most static figures.

 
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