Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter renowned for his brilliant and luscious paintings. One of his most famous works, Consequences of War, has earned great reviews and is highly appreciated by the art world. This oil on canvas painting paints a vivid picture of the chaos left in the aftermath of the Thirty Years War.
The painting captures Rubens’ own family with intricate detail, featuring his wife Helena Fourment along with their son Peter Paul. It stands alongside another Ruben’s masterpiece from four years before, which features his wife Helena Fourment and their daughter Clara Serena Francis in a stunning renaissance-style piece titled Return Of The Peasants From The Fields. Both paintings are truly captivating and clearly demonstrate Peter Paul’s skillful talent in creating vibrant art pieces.
Ruben’s artwork that featured military scenes were especially remarkable, as he depicted war setting with much clarity and pride for the subjects he painted. His Consequences of War is no exception, showcasing a somber reminder of what happens during wartime even centuries later. Meanwhile, his other piece titled Return Of The Peasants From The Fields demonstrates an equally important aspect to war – its aftermath – while also highlighting the beauty and happiness that lingers despite all turmoil that is present during these difficult times.
Peter Paul Ruben’s works will continue to serve as an inspiration to many generations ahead of us when it comes to connecting creativity with inspiration – specifically within memorable military scenes after a draining conflict between countries such as Thirty Years War which he lives through under grim circumstances. Each painting speaks to our humanity about accepting different consequences that surrounded this time period in history – both positive and negative – with unwavering courage by paying homage to this period in a beautiful light accessible by anyone who views it today or even hundreds of years from now.