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1611-12 - "MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS" - PETER PAUL RUBENS (Germany, 1577 - Belgium, 1640). This chilling painting shows King Herod's sanctioned massacre of infant children in the Bible, following the Three Kings' prophecy that a King of the Jews had been born. Beautiful and gut-wrenching at the same time, the chiaroscuro of the work is said to have been strongly influenced by Caravaggio.
Spectacular Rubens (February 15–May 10, 2015)
Woven by Jan Raes I, Hans Vervoert, and Jacob Vervoert after designs by Peter Paul Rubens, "The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek," c. 1625–33, wool and silk, part of the "Triumph of the Eucharist" tapestries, on view in "Spectacular Rubens, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 15 - May 10, 2015.