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Peter Paul Rubens, born in Antwerp, received a formal education studying classical literature and Latin, a Renaissance humanist mentoring. At the early age of fourteen, he was taught painting by the master Tobias Verhaecht. A lot of his initial training involved copying other artists. That, along with the Renaissance humanist education, made of Rubens one of the beacons of the Baroque movement and one of the most influential artists of the history of art. His art is dense and complex, brings a lot of historical references and at the same time creates an entirely new style.
Much of his influences are evident in works like this. The Lion Hunt represents not only the portrait of men hunting lions, but it brings an emotional and dramatic scene as well. We see the influence of Renaissance masters like Da Vinci and also Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto.
In this painting, we see few men riding horses as they are hunting the lions. The scene is cropped by the frame of the painting, leading us to have the feeling that we are looking into just a small portion of a significant battle. The men are mostly wearing vests of several colors. There is a man placed right in the middle riding a white horse and is wearing a shiny silver breastplate and a helm. It’s possible to assume that this man is the leader of the group. A man is falling from the horse, and his white gown seems to merge with the body of the white horse of the leading figure, creating a focal point in the middle of the painting. The rest of the colors spread equally around this diagonal white mass.
The whole scene is very intense and dramatic, despite the relatively low contrast in general. Most of the scene is brightened by natural light, except the last man and the last horse on the right-hand side. The grey sky provides a balanced source of light, so all the animals, men, and fabric have vibrant and vivid colors.
A lot of the drama seen in this piece comes from the excessive amount of curves and swirls. That puts the whole painting in movement and creates tension on this battle. The other impressive strong characteristic of this painting is the lion’s expressions. Their muscular bodies and feral expressions show a lot of Renaissance influence.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Lion Hunt c. 1621, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Lion Hunt c. 1621 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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