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TITLE: Rubens - The Spectacle of Life
Director: Miguel Angel Trujillo

Genre: Art Documentary

Format: HD



Company: CEEH

Runtime: 52' minutes.

ID: 407.




Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was the most admired painter of his time, an eminent humanist, courtier and diplomat. His overwhelming talent and refined personality earned him fame, fortune and happiness. Very few painter of the 17th century were as influential as he was among his peers, or had a similar degree of success.This holds neither true for Velázquez, Rembrandt or Vermeer. In spite of this, Rubens can seem distant to us today. Miguel Angel Trujillo's documentary invites you to travel his world and to enter the exalted version of life that Rubens created in his paintings. Filmed on location in Antwerp, Madrid, Paris, Rome and Washington, contributors include Nico van Hout, Royal Museum of Art in Antwerp; Yvonne Blake, dress designer in London; Alejandro Vergara, Conservator at the Prado in Madrid; Arthur Wheelock, Conservator at the National Museum; Washington, Fiona Healy; Centre for Flemish Art in the 16th and 17th century, Juan Bor; Sculptor and Javier Gomá of the Fundación Juan March.