Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Arrival of Maria de Medici, Rubens

The Arrival of Maria de Medici is an interesting merging of mythological elements and true historical moments. The posture of Maria is directly contrasted with the fluid, traditionally Ruben-esque women in the foreground. In fact, their positioning in the painting and the full range of their body that remains exposed, draw your eye to this portion of the painting and leaves you to discover the important moment of the queen's arrival on your own time, unassisted. 

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