The oil painting, Helene Fourment and Her Children, Claire-Jeanne and Francois, by Peter Paul Rubens was created between the years of 1636 and 1637. It stands at 115 x 85 cm (45 x 33 in) and depicts the second wife of Peter Paul Rubens with their two children. The painting is currently located at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, one of France’s largest art museums.
The detail in this artwork is breathtaking as Rubens uses brushstrokes to create beautiful compositions, which gives this piece a lifelike quality. It is said that the purpose of the painting was to commemorate Helen’s second marriage, captures in vivid color with detail and accuracy. All three of the subjects look very natural with a sense of playfulness and love amongst them, which adds even more emotion to the painting.
Another one of Peter Paul Ruben’s works that displays attention to detail is his 1615 oil painting, Daniel In The Lion’s Den. This piece captures Daniel standing alone as lions enter from both sides in dramatic fashion surrounded by scriptures on either side. There are also a variety of textures used throughout this work – from fur to bricks – that helps give it a three-dimensional feel.
Peter Paul Ruben’s contribution to Western art history through his paintings has been immense and will continue to influence generations to come. His attention to detail and ability to convey emotion through his artwork has allowed him to be remembered as one of history’s greatest painters.