Rubens constantly searched for new ideas in unexplored territories. He provoked the creative possibilities of sight by utilizing familiar forms and suggestive colors to question the boundaries and limitations with which we restrict ourselves when looking at objects of art or the horizon of our environment. Ruben painted in a very sculptural way. He drew with his stretcher bars, carving them and shaping the canvas to reflect his interest in how the inner rhythms of the image corresponded with the outer edges of the canvas as well as the canvas' interaction with the wall itself.
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