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This wood painting was produced between the years 1617 and 1618. The small yet complex artwork shows Rubens understanding of size and layout. While most of his large pieces were simple and portrayed few figures, the small ones contain intricate narratives and several characters. The large pieces were supposed to be hung up high and be seen from distance, while the smaller works would be placed closer to the view. Not many artists worked with this awareness, and the results are fantastic pieces that suited perfectly the places in which they were first commissioned.
This is a gorgeous example of one of these smaller yet complex works. It’s made to be seen from a short distance, and one could easily spend some hours finding out new details and narratives within this piece. The battle is set on top of a curved bridge, and we can see several horses and characters. The whirlwind layout, a classic Baroque composition, evokes movement and violence. The bridge looks too small from this perspective, especially when put together with the amount of the other characters and their size. The lack of balance and cohesion between the horses and the bridge adds drama and emotion to the painting.
If we single out the individual figures, roses, and even the clouds that are in the background of this incredible scene, everything is organic and curvaceous. The whole picture is moving. The way the battle is set around the bridge makes our eyes circle the painting, receiving an incredible amount of details.
This painting has an interesting palette, mixing warm tones with a cold blue on the clouds and the sky in the background. The orange and blue palette also elicit the climax of this intense moment. In general, Rubens would usually use a vivid bright palette in the whole set. If we compare his pieces with works from other painters of his time, he used relatively little contrasts. Yet, in this beautiful scene, he creates an environment of a sun setting, where the horses and people on the right-hand side are fading into darkness and shadows.
In the central part of the whirlwind, under the bridge, there is a scene of desolation and chaos. The palette is a bit darker, and it’s possible to see corpses, dead vegetation and some weapons on the ground. This small yet relevant detail sets the painting on a much larger scenario of war.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Battle of the Amazons 1618, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Battle of the Amazons 1618 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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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.
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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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