The painting we present today looks a little like a proto-Renoir. Indeed, Renoir loved Rubens, copied his works a lot, and was the final representative of a tradition that runs directly from Rubens of great colorists, celebrators of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality.
The models for this work are thought to have been the children of the artist's elder brother. Presumably a study for a larger oil painting, it shows off the master's swift brushwork and vivid method of depiction, notably in the fleshy cheeks of the children. Ruben's realism is well demonstrated here: capturing his subject matter through skillful application of transparent and opaque colors and effective use of contrasting color tones and paint thicknesses.
When I look at them I really feel sleepy! : ) Here are our bedtime stories or the comfiest genre scenes in paintings, very hyggeligt! If you like cute babies, here are definitely the cutest in art! <3
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