After the great Flemish painter Rubens acquired the Castle of the Walls in 1635, a new period began in the work of the painter, who was named Stenova. The painting “Castle walls” refers to this period in the works of the artist.
Walking through the castle and inspired by the picturesque surroundings, Rubens focuses on landscape works. Rubens’ favorite landscapes were canvases on which he depicted peasants – strong and healthy people who love physical work. The picture shows that the Flemish artist treats working people with deep respect, which was rare for that time.
The famous castle of the walls, in which he felt himself a rural aristocrat, is depicted in the picture to the left – he has survived to this day. Rubens with love wrote the Flemish landscape, which always turned out very colorful and diverse on his canvas. The sun in the picture rises in the east, which allows us to conclude that the morning time of day is depicted. Yellowing plants located in the foreground tell us that the artist has depicted autumn.
Rubens with trepidation loved nature, and he could easily make the monotonous and dim landscape of Flanders cheerful and colorful, adding freshness and light to it. Flemish painter was a real patriot of his homeland.
In the painting “Castle of the Walls” Rubens masterfully depicted the horizon, the expanses leaving him, the hills and the valley with the village, a herd of cattle with a shepherd.
Unlike classicists, Rubens conveys the dynamics of nature and the entire world around us, the beauty and charm of his native land.
The picture is written with delight, it is personal in nature, the scenes are strongly felt. The canvas is made with confident, precise strokes with creative energy and passion. There is a feeling that the picture emits light and brightness. The picture makes an enthusiastic audience a sense of optimism and joy of being.