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Rinaldo and Armida

1629

Why is it canonical?

Anthony van Dyck was a contemporary of Rubens, and specialized in portraiture and historical pieces, of which this is an example. What makes this piece especially timely for the period in which it was created is its subject matter: the subject matter of Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered. The poem would serve as the basis for numerous poems, court masques, operas, and as seen here, paintings.

Creators

Anthony van Dyck

Locations

Belgium Antwerp

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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Anthony van Dyck, Rinaldo and Armida

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