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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the most essential Flemish artists during the Baroque period, often worked with bright palettes evoking beauty and enchantment. He was a scholar of the human body, drawing exuberant shapes full of curves and contours, creating sensual figures. His artworks are filled with drama and meaning.
The incredible piece Two Satyrs was created at a time where he was already living in Antwerp, returning from Italy. He was also experimenting with other forms of art and producing some series of engravings and printmaking pieces. It’s possible to see the influence of these studies in this painting. The figures are portrayed from a close perspective. The first Satyr is posing to the painter, looking straight ahead, while the other one is drinking from a bowl, distracted amidst his own act. The artists' compositional choices in this artwork set it apart from his entire production until then. Since, prior to this piece, there are single portraits of noblemen posing, or full body paintings telling narratives from Biblical and mythological stories. But at this point in his career, Rubens began working with a layout that brings the viewer closer to the subject matter and creates a familiar and interactive atmosphere of mythical and historical figures.
The first Satyr has brown curly hair, ornamented with beautiful leaves. The hair is pulled back by his horns, showing his cheeky facial expression completely. His cheeks and nose are red as if he had drunk too much wine. His bold eyes are looking straight ahead as if defying the viewer to look at him. His curly, smooth, silky beard runs down his face all the way to his chest. His muscular body is covered by a pelted piece of cloth. It is possible to see the shapes of his arm, and his beautifully detailed hand is holding a bunch of green grapes.
The Satyr behind him has light hair, and it is not possible to define the shape of his hair and horns. He also has blushed cheeks and nose, which is long and pointy, with no beard. He is drinking from a shallow bowl, but the clear liquid is clearly not wine. Both figures stand in front of the painter with no landscape as a reference. They stand against a dark background, creating a sharp contrast that was not very common in Rubens’ pieces.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Two Satyrs 1618-19, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Two Satyrs 1618-19 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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