The painting measures 142 x 182 cm and is the centerpiece of the Thomson collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It is a horrific scene but I did not look at the painting that way. I admired how Rubens imagined the event to be and how he had translated this through his brush and hands.
One must look at it for real to admire. No photo can do justice to any masterpiece.
June 21, 2017