The Stone Carters (c. 1620) by Peter Paul Rubens

The Stone Carters - Rubens, Peter Paul - c

Artwork Information

TitleThe Stone Carters
ArtistPeter Paul Rubens
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions86 x 127 cm
Art MovementBaroque
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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About The Stone Carters

Peter Paul Rubens’ artwork, The Stone Carters, is a depiction of everyday life likely from around 1620. The Flemish painter was known for his Baroque style emphasizing movement, sensuality, and color. Rubens’ highly charged compositions reference classical and Christian history, providing insights into the concerns and climate of his time.

The Stone Carters showcases Ruben’s ability to capture the essence of action and motion through dynamic brushstrokes. The painting depicts a group of laborers loading stones onto a cart while several oxen graze in the background. This artwork provides insight into the everyday life in Flanders during the seventeenth century.

Rubens had an eventful life as he was raised as a Catholic but born into a Protestant family that fled Spanish Netherlands due to persecution. His other famous works include “The Descent from the Cross,” “Wolf and Fox Hunt,” and “The Garden of Love.” Art collectors can purchase this masterpiece for $0 with delivery in strong plastic tubing.

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