BBC - Rubens: An Extra Large Story (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3035 Kbps | 58mn 41s |1.31 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts
These days, nobody takes Rubens seriously. His vast and grandiose canvases, stuffed with wobbly mounds of female flesh, have little appeal for the modern gym-subscriber. And it's not just the bulging nudity we don't like. The entire tone of Rubens's art offends us. Everything in it is too big - the epic dramas full of tragedy, the fantastical celestial scenery, the immense canvases and murals adorning the walls and ceilings of Europe's grandest palaces. All of it seems too much for modern sensibilities. But Waldemar Januszczak begs to differ.