Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens and the Golden Rectangle
Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden
Rectangle into squares (Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens).
golden ratio and Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens.
Peter Paul Rubens (1577
- 1640). Flemish painter, draughtsman and diplomat. He was the most versatile and influential Baroque artist of northern Europe in the 17th century.
He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.
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List of most expensive paintings
At a Sotheby's auction on July 10, 2002, Rubens' newly discovered painting Massacre of the Innocents sold for £49.5million ($76.2 million) to Lord Thomson. It is a current record for an Old Master painting.
Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Lord Thomson of Fleet (1923 - 2006) was a Canadian
businessman and art collector who, at the time of his death,
was the richest person in Canada, and the ninth richest
person in the world, according to Forbes.com, with assets of
approximately US $19.6 billion.