Rubens Prometheus Bound

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The concept of this paper is to provide an analytical view of the various artistic influences that are present in Prometheus Bound (fig. 1) by Rubens, and how Rubens individual artistic style continued on to influence proceeding artists. This will be achieved through the comparison of Rubens work with that of other masters of his past and present time such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, Jordaens, and Rembrandt. Prometheus Bound was painted after Rubens had moved back to Antwerp, during a short stylistic change in his career from 1608-1612 that was characterized by a strong contrast between light and dark. This phase of Rubens work was influenced by Caravaggio’s strong use of chiaroscuro and Michelangelo’s muscular figures that appeared

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