Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque artist who is considered one of the greatest artists of the world and the finest representative of the Baroque period of art. In four short online lectures, I look at the art of Rubens exploring some of his most famous pieces in Mythology and Religion: The Fall of Phaeton, Saint George and the Dragon, The Elevation of the Cross, and Hero and Leander. Through these paintings the story of what they are represented is revealed to the listener and observer. Learning the stories behind the art and the stories that art tells is an important skill in coming to love and appreciate the great art of the Western tradition.
LECTURE ONE: INTRODUCTION TO RUBENS AND THE FALL OF PHAETON
LECTURE TWO: SAINT GEORGE & THE DRAGON
LECTURE THREE: THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
LECTURE FOUR: HERO AND LEANDER
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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