Giovanni Baglione, Joachim von Sandrart, and Roger de Piles
The enormous talent, range, and intellect of Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) had an immediate impact on his contemporaries and changed international perceptions about painting and painters. Lives of Rubens assembles three early biographies that illuminate this impact: rival artist Giovanni Baglione writes about Rubens’s works for the churches of Rome; Joachim von Sandrart demonstrates the highly favorable contemporary public opinion of Rubens; and painter and critic Roger de Piles staunchly defends Rubens’s work in response to criticism by the French Academy. Additional titles in this series.
112 pages 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches 34 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-60606-623-2 paperback
Getty Publications Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum Series: Lives of the Artists