Self-Portrait with Parents, Brothers, and Sisters (c. 1615)
Rubens’s assistant. Compared with Rubens, his work is less integral and harmonious, his paintings lack a single visual and emotional focus. He was much better in works where he did not touch serious subjects, his genre scenes are especially good. He created wonderful portraits. He worked a lot on commission. Made etchings, designs for tapestries. In the last twenty years of his life, he experienced a crisis.
Jacob Jordaens’s major works are The Artist and his Family in a Garden, c. 1621 (Madrid: Museo del Prado); The Four Evangelists, c. 1625 (Paris: Musée du Louvre); The Lamentation, c. 1650 (Hamburg: Kunsthalle).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.