The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1618 - Canvas Print
Peter Paul Rubens

Location: Alte Pinakothek Munich Germany
Original Size: 224 x 210.5 cm
The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1618 | Rubens | Giclée Canvas Print
Rubens | The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1618 | Giclée Canvas Print

Giclée Canvas Print | $69.79 USD

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"The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus" will be custom-printed for your order using the latest giclée printing technology. This technique ensures that the Canvas Print captures an exceptional level of detail, showcasing vibrant and vivid colors with remarkable clarity.

Our use of the finest quality, fine-textured canvas lends art reproductions a painting-like appearance. Combined with a satin-gloss coating, it delivers exceptional print outcomes, showcasing vivid colors, intricate details, deep blacks, and impeccable contrasts. The canvas structure is also highly compatible with canvas stretching frames, further enhancing its versatility.

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In "The Abduction of the Daughters of Leucippus", Rubens has presented a subject rarely developed in more recent art. The legend of the Dioscuri, which has come down to us in various versions, tells us that the mother of both was the beautiful Leda, but Castor was the mortal son of the Spartan king Tyndareus, and Pollux the son of Zeus who received immortality. The inseparable brothers once kidnapped the daughters of their uncle Leucippus, who were the brides of the powerful Hades and the acutely gifted Linnaeus. A fierce struggle broke out between one brother and the other, in which the mortal Castor fell slain. Zeus could not grant the ardent request of Pollux to send him also to the kingdom of shadows to his beloved brother, but decreed that from that time the Dioscuri should spend one day at a time in the underworld, and the next on Olympus.

Rubens chose for his painting the moment when the Dioscuri master their lovely prey. Abduction and resistance are conveyed differently in the two couples. Castor in Roman armour on his horse is the restrained male knight who lifts the girl to him with gentle strength; resistance turns to surrender, the young woman's right hand now seeks contact with her captor, and the little god of love manages to restrain the horse without much effort. At the other pair, however, the girl fiercely defends herself, wriggling in Pollux's stern embrace; his horse - as impetuous as the rider - stands on its hind legs and little Eros finds it very difficult to tame it. The mythological scene thus becomes a penetrating picture of the relationship between the two sexes, a theme that has received too many layers of interpretation throughout Rubens's oeuvre. The group is composed in the form of a standing square at its apex, and, enclosed tightly on all sides by the frame, sweeps upwards with monumental suggestiveness. The plastically modelled and artfully interwoven figures stand out as a sculptural group against the canvas. The colouring is distinguished by an intensity characteristic of this period of the master's work.

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