Kalidonskogo hunting

Peter Paul Rubens • Painting, 1612, 180×289 cm
About the artwork
Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Genre scene, Mythological scene
Style of art: Baroque
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1612
Size: 180×289 cm
Artwork in collection: The Museum P. Getty Irina Olikh
Artwork in selections: 8 selections
Exhibitions history

Description of the artwork «Kalidonskogo hunting»

From the second decade of the 17th century enhanced the drama of the compositions of Rubens. The movement of plastics, pathetic gestures are highlighted by the expression of fluttering tissue, wild life of nature. Complex compositions are constructed asymmetrically on the diagonal, ellipse, spiral, on the opposition of light and dark tones, contrasts of colour, with many intertwined undulating lines and arabesques uniting and permeating the group. Painting by Peter Paul Rubens "the Caledonian boar hunting" is a clear indication of the above. Rubens often turned to the themes of man's struggle with nature, to scenes of hunting, "boar Hunting" (Dresden Art gallery), "Hunting lions" (about 1615, Munich, Alte Pinakothek; the sketch — Leningrad, Hermitage). The fury of the fight, physical and spiritual stress brought to the limit of intensity. Awe the life of the painter in all the phenomena of the material world, its natural forms.