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Rubens’ Beautiful Wife

When Rubens was 53 he married a girl 16–Hélène Fourment. He couldn’t take his eyes off her–so beautiful and charming was she. Nor his brush. She started appearing everywhere in his paintings. She was the Venus in The Feast of … Continue reading

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