ACADEMY (Académies): Peter Paul Rubens – “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” – Flemish – 1615

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Daniel in the Lion’s Den is a painting 1615 by the famous Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).  This work can be seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC (United States of America).


DETAILED STUDY OF THE ORIGINAL ARTWORK:


WHERE TO SEE THE ARTWORK?

Works can be seen is some of the best museums on the planet. We advise readers to do a GOOGLE search. But for the true fan, go to Ruben’s House in Antwerp: Het Rubenshuis vernieuwt | Rubenshuis

Tickets can be purchased online.


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was both a skilled artist and a diplomat. He lived in the Duchy of Brandt which is located in southern Netherlands. He is the considered the Father of Flemish Baroque. His style or “School of Art,” emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. Works included, portraits, landscapes, historical pieces, female nudes, academic male studies, and altarpieces. He also had a lucrative business producing cartoons for Flemish newspapers and the “frontmatter,” design for the template of the paper as well. This work also included flyers and posters. 

He also ran a successful workshop in Antwerp, producing paintings for the royal class and the emerging middle-class merchant too.