OIL PAINTING: Nymphs Filling the Horn Plenty
The whole Flemish baroque is dominated by the brilliance of Peter Paul Rubens. His youthful painting style was formed from such diverse Italian sources as Caravaggio
, the Carracci, and Michelangelo, evidenced by this rare painting of his -''Nymphs Filling the Horn Plenty''. Rubens and his atelier executed a large number of mythological and religious paintings for patrons all over Europe. Rubens's mature style, with its exceedingly rich colors, dynamic compositions, and voluptuous female forms, is the peak of northern baroque painting .