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...of Laocoön and His Sons is one of the few pre-1780 renditions not currently in a museum. Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Francis I, and even Napoleon, Laocoön and His Sons......on the famed Sistine Chapel ceiling, all were directly influenced by Laocoön. Michelangelo was far from the only artist to be inspired by this majestic work. Titian, Caravaggio and Rubens all found inspiration... Read More »

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...Archive for the 'Stories' Category First Steps To Greatness: 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’s early work, circa 1600. Emotional. Mesmerizing. Profound. All of these words and more have been used over the centuries to describe the work of Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens. We....... 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... Read More »

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.... One work of art, in particular, has influenced some of the greatest artistic minds in history. Inspired by the writings of Homer and Virgil, admired by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Francis I, and even Napoleon,Laocoön and His Sons... Read More »