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Jennie Ellis Keysor

  1. Seville, the City of Music.
  2. A Day in Seville.
  3. Some Stories of the Alcazar.
  4. The Giralda—Its History and Its Architecture.
  5. The Children of Murillo’s Paintings.
  6. Murillo and Velazquez.
  7. Some Spanish Portraits.
  8. My Favorite Picture by Murillo.
  9. Some Visions Seen by Murillo.
  10. The Escurial—Its History.

Rubens was par excellence the painter of the group that included the heroes of the Dutch Republic; and, like many of his contemporaries, whilst excelling in his own line, he was, in other respects also, a great man, in a time of and among great men. —Chas. W. Kett.

  1. 1. A Day in Rubens’ Studio.
  2. 2. An Evening with Rubens.
  3. 3. Rubens at the Monastery.
  4. 4. A Day with Rubens in London.
  5. 5. Rubens as a Diplomat.
  6. 6. Antwerp, the Home City of Rubens.
  7. 7. Rubens and His Friends.
  8. 8. The Women Rubens Loved.
  9. 9. My Favorite Picture by Rubens.
  10. 10. The Masters of Rubens.

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We are about to study Raphael, the most generally praised, the most beautiful, and certainly the most loved of all the painters of the world. When all these delightful things can be truthfully said of one man, surely we may look forward with pleasure to a detailed study of his life and works.

  • De Amicis Spain.
  • Hoppin Murillo.
  • Minor Murillo.
  • Stirling Spanish Art.

In our study of Raphael, we had a glimpse of the golden age of art in Italy. In our work on Murillo, we saw what Spain was able to produce in pictures when the whole of Europe seemed to be trying its hand at painting. Moving north, we are to see in this sketch what the little country now known as Belgium produced in the same lines. For this we need hardly take more than the one name, Peter Paul Rubens, for he represented very completely the art of Flanders or Belgium, as we call it to-day.

“Of a truth this man would have surpassed us all if he had had the master-pieces of art constantly before him.” —Raphael.

In our study of the great artists so far, we have found that each glorified some particular city and that, whatever other treasures that city may have had in the past, it is the recollections of its great artist that hallow it most deeply today. Thus, to think of Antwerp is to think instantly of Rubens. Leyden and Amsterdam as quickly recall to our minds the name of Rembrandt.

“Velazquez is in art an eagle; Murillo is an angel. One admires Velazquez and adores Murillo. By his canvasses we know him as if he had lived among us. He was handsome, good and virtuous. Envy knew not where to attack him; around his crown of glory he bore a halo of love. He was born to paint the sky.” —De Amicis.

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