Master of shadows : the secret diplomatic career of the painter Peter Paul Rubens
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New York : Nan A Talese/Doubleday, 2009.
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759.9493 RUBENS LAMST
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The true story of how seventeenth-century Europe's most famous painter doubled as a secret agent and negotiated a peace between superpowers.Peter Paul Rubens is best remembered as the Old Master with the penchant for fleshy, pink nudes whose popularity was eclipsed by that of Rembrandt van Rijn. In his time, however, Rubens had no equal; his contemporaries revered him as the greatest painter of his era, if not in all history. His undeniable artistic genius, bolstered by a modest disposition and a reputation as a man of tact and discretion, made him a favorite among monarchs and political leaders across Europe, and gave him perfect cover for the clandestine activities that shaped the landscape of seventeenth-century politics.In Master of Shadows, Mark Lamster tells the story of Rubens' life and brilliantly re-creates the culture, religious conflicts, and political intrigues of his time. Commissions to paint military and political leaders drew Rubens from his Antwerp home to London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. The Spanish crown, recognizing the value of his easy access to figures of power, enlisted him into diplomatic service. His uncommon intelligence, preternatural charm, and ability to navigate through ever-shifting political winds allowed him to negotiate a long-sought peace treaty between England and Spain even as Europe's shrewdest statesmen plotted against him. Master of Shadows weaves a gripping drama of cloak-and-dagger diplomacy with an insightful, authoritative exploration of Rubens' art and the private passions that influenced it.
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First edition.
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xvi, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
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9780385523790 (alk. paper), 0385523793 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lamster, M., & Rubens, P. P. (2009). Master of shadows: the secret diplomatic career of the painter Peter Paul Rubens. First edition. New York: Nan A Talese/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lamster, Mark, 1969- and Peter Paul Rubens. 2009. Master of Shadows: The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens. New York: Nan A Talese/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lamster, Mark, 1969- and Peter Paul Rubens, Master of Shadows: The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens. New York: Nan A Talese/Doubleday, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lamster, Mark, and Peter Paul Rubens. Master of Shadows: The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens. First edition. New York: Nan A Talese/Doubleday, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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