The exhibition at Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge includes a newly discovered work by Frans Pourbus
the Elder, father of the renowned court painter.
Several contemporary portraits feature Henri IV wearing a white sash crossing his breast from shoulder to waist; see for example Pourbus
's early seventeenth-century portrait at the Musee national du chateau de Pau and the portrait of Henri IV in breastplate and white feather hat at the Musee des chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon.
The ROM's Portrait of Marie de Medici after Francis Pourbus
(1569-1622) shows the painting's formidable subject elaborately bejewelled.
In a film that emphasizes the act of looking--Alexandra repeatedly reproves soldiers for gawking at her--Sokurov gives us plenty to marvel at: a night sky riven by moonlight, seemingly shot day for night; profiles of Malika composed with the Flemish precision of a Frans Pourbus
; a rhapsodic shot of Ilyas striding through fields on his way home; the oddly eroticized intimacy of Denis's unplaiting of Alexandra's hair, which recalls Sokurov's Mother and Son (1997); the final, ambiguous moment in which Alexandra, her head tamped into the lower right corner of the frame, heaves a sigh of either exhaustion or expiry.
protege to the master-painter Porbus (Frans Pourbus
See also the 1617 portrait of Marie de Medici, widow of Henri IV of France, painted by Frans Pourbus
the younger, reproduced in Morse, 79.
This golden era in the history of Bruges is splendidly evoked in the exhibition From Memling to Pourbus
: The Forgotten Period which is being held at the historic Saint John's Hospital in Bruges, in both the nineteenth century buildings and the restored medieval hospital wards that now serve as the Memling Museum.
6 you can see his work in a special exhibition called "From Memling to Pourbus
," at the Memling Museum, 36 Mariastraat.
. Memling was the last of the great Flemish Primitives, and the exhibition explores how that tradition was gradually transformed under the influence of Italian art and Renaissance thought.
Feeling dissatisfied with this attribution, Roy Strong in his inventory of the National Portrait Gallery has hypothesized that the picture, to judge from its style of painting, is "directly connected with Frans Pourbus
and his circle." Yet most biographers of King James and historians of his reign keep attributing the painting to Gheeraerts, who was living in London.(79) Kerr, on his part, has rejected the hypothesis of a Flemish artist in favor of an unidentified Spanish painter who accompanied the constable of Castile on his embassy to London.(80)
1616) by Frans Pourbus
the Younger, elegant slashes on his white silk doublet, one year after his wedding at the age of 14 to the Spanish princess Anne of Austria (at the same time his sister married Philip IV, successor to the Spanish throne).