Entry of Christ into Jerusalem1617
In 1618, Peter Paul Rubens referred to the young Anthony van Dyck as "the best of my pupils." This painting, which may have been created as early as 1617, when the artist was only 18 years old, provides a clear demonstration of Van Dyck's remarkably precocious talent. He was already a master of Rubens's epic baroque style, seen in the muscular figure who stoops to cast a branch in Christ's path. The coarse realism of this figure and his companions, together with the crowded restlessness of the composition, are hallmarks of Van Dyck's youthful style.
- 59-1/2 x 90-1/4 in
- Oil on canvas
- Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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