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...: An Early Rubens Masterpiece June 14th, 2013 | posted by Bill Rau This portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius by Peter Paul Rubens dates to his days as a student in Antwerp. It is a rare glimpse into the artist......of their genius. This painting, entitled  The Emperor Marcus Aurelius  provides this intriguing insight into the works of the Baroque master. As was typical of the time, students in his extensive studio did......student in Antwerp.  The Emperor Marcus Aurelius  is one of them. This astonishing oil on panel was executed in the late 1590s during his studies with the distinguished Antwerp artist Otto van Veen, who had... Read More »

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...by Bill Rau This portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius by Peter Paul Rubens dates to his days as a student in Antwerp. It is a rare glimpse into the artist’s early work, circa 1600. Emotional. Mesmerizing......Marcus Aurelius  provides this intriguing insight into the works of the Baroque master. As was typical of the time, students in his extensive studio did the majority of Rubens’ paintings, with the finishing......touches done by the artist himself. There are few paintings attributed 100% to Rubens, with only 10 known works done by Rubens’ own hand from his days as a student in Antwerp.  The Emperor Marcus Aurelius... Read More »