Rubens usually painted in large scale and was a very active painter creating a huge number of works that nowadays can be seen in museums all around the world. He used rich colors inspired by the Venetian masters Titian and Veronese. Rubens’ fluid brushwork and luscious coloring as well as the rich emotion of his compositions contributed to his reputation as the greatest Baroque painter north of the Alps. His compositions have energetic diagonals and viewpoints, color contrasts and harmonies that activate the eye.
Key artwork: The Judgement of Paris, 1635-38