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The Garden of Love

Peter Paul Rubens, 1633
The Garden of Love, Peter Paul Rubens
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The Garden of Love (Conversatie a la Mode) is a Rococo Oil on Canvas Painting created by Peter Paul Rubens in 1633. It lives at the Museo Nacional Del Prado in Spain. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Cherubs and Gardens. SourceDownload

The Garden of Love might be a tribute to Helena Fourment, Peter Paul Rubens’s beautiful second wife. It’s a celebratory painting, showcasing the “conspicuous leisure” of the Paris elite.

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Peter Paul Rubens was an artistic genius, but he was also a secret agent. With innate charm and a convenient excuse for international travel, this book tells the story of a Rococo master dodging plots and brokering peace between nations.

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