Rubens Goes Hunting

These paintings convince me of two things: that Peter Paul Rubens was a great artist, and that he'd never actually seen a hunt. 


Landscape with a Boar Hunt (Hint: The boar is just south of center)

Lion Hunt

Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt

Lion and Tiger Hunt

St. George Hunts the Dragon

Wolf and Fox Hunt

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  1. "Peter Paul Rubens was a great artist"
    Undoubtely.
    My favourite ones are the third (Hippo and Croc) and the fourth (Lion and Tiger). Yours?

    "he'd never actually seen a hunt"
    Probably. :-)

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    1. Those two were my favorites as well. Outside this batch of hunting scenes, my favorite is this one: http://deadlykingdom.blogspot.com/2008/05/eagle-hound-of-zeus-red-ravening-fell.html. I liked it so well it was the first thing I ever posted on this blog!

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  3. Beautiful painting.
    Take a look at this one: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c1/d7/dd/c1d7dd10ac93a3bce1e890f82ed219a1.jpg

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    1. That's an amazing painting. What's it called?

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  4. "Hercules fighting the Nemean Lion".
    As you know, it's the first of the Hercules' Twelve Labours. There's another painting of Rubens on the same subject (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemean_lion#/media/File%3APieter_paul_rubens%2C_ercole_e_i_leone_nemeo%2C_02.JPG), but I prefer the one I linked above.
    Besides, take a look at these two others Rubens' paintings:
    1. "Hercules and Cerberus" (https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Hercules_and_Cerberus,_1636.jpg);
    2. "Head of Medusa" (http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/HeadOfMedusaPeterPaulRubens.html).

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    1. These are all very cool. I'm amazed I never stumbled across any of the Hercules paintings before. (I used to have a copy of that Medusa hanging on my wall!)

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  5. Hercules'paintings: https://www.google.it/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=615&q=hercules+paintings&oq=hercules+paintings&gs_l=img.3..0j0i5i30l2j0i8i30l2.5602.9477.0.9947.18.18.0.0.0.0.329.3098.0j9j5j1.15.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..3.15.3083.e_4Ms-qbtvo#imgrc=_

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