Rubens [B&W]

Belgium, 1947

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This film received 1st prize at the 1948 International Film Festival at Venice. It opens with an analysis of Rubens’ style. Comparisons are made with other painters by using a split screen. After this contrasting of styles and compositions, the film introduces actuality shots of clouds, water and flames, superimposed over paintings showing clearly the corresponding fluidity and roundness of Rubens’ general style. The second section of the film deals with Rubens’ life, his family, his travels and his methods of working. Photography by Robert Gudin. Translation and narration by Charles Jarrell.



Henri Storck

Paul Haesaerts

production company

Ministere de l'Instruction Publique et le Ministere des Communications Belgique






Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Italy - Venice - Awards


Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Nature (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Belgium

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and religion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Belgium

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Biography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nature (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Belgium

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640


Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Belgium

History → History

People → Artists - Biography

People → Biographical films

People → Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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