With the aid of spectacular illustrations, the book presents the most significant works from the short but fertile career of a protagonist of the Flemish "golden century".
The book presents the most significant works from the short but fertile career of a protagonist of the Flemish “golden century”. In the paintings with mythological or religious subjects Van Dyck unleashes all the expressive potential of color, with exceptional lightness and elegance. But it was above all in the portraits, noteworthy for their psychological intensity, that he made history and a lasting impact on European painting.
Spectacular illustrations, critical profiles and interesting interpretations accompany readers on a voyage of discovery of this great artist and his masterpieces. The author also discusses the human experiences of the artist, from his ties to Rubens to his passion for women, from his relationships with the entourage of the court to his disappointment at being known only as a portraitist, from his illness to his premature death at the age of 42.