Solid flesh. Aspects of Jordaens' Painting Technique

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This paper will discuss the development and technique of painting flesh-colours in a number of works by Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) a highly successful Antwerp painter greatly influenced by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Jordaens relied heavily on Rubens in his formative years until around 1618 and on the experience that Rubens brought to Antwerp from Italy after working for aristocratic patrons in Mantua, Rome and other Italian cities. Further we shall attempt to demonstrate how Jordaens later in his long career structured his layers of flesh paints in a very different and somewhat less economical way compared to Rubens. This survey will be put side by side with essential written contemporary sources on painting flesh.
Periode6 maj 20137 maj 2013
BegivenhedstitelJacob Jordaens - Genesis – Transformation – Conservation
PlaceringKassel, TysklandVis på kort