Therein lies the problem for art experts today. Rubens ran a veritable school for artists (some would say an art factory). Whatever the case, he was, to say the least, prolific. In his workshop, he not only trained painters, but also engravers to reproduce his paintings. In addition, he made illustrations for title pages, designed tombs, altars, and architectural decorations, wrote voluminously on architecture, and in his spare time, painted Baroque masterpieces. Well, actually, his assistants did much of the painting, with Rubens merely planning the work, supervising them as he deemed necessary, and applying finishing touches, corrections, etc. as the the paintings neared completion.
|Massacre of the Innocents, 1611-12, Peter Paul Rubens|