People of Color Star in These Fearless Revisions of Master Paintings - Feature Shoot
In the 17th century, Peter Paul Rubens was the most coveted portraitist in northern Europe; he painted the elite members of noble society, scholars, and nights. King Philip IV of Spain sat for his canvas, as did Marchesa Brigida Spinola-Doria of Genoa, an aristocrat rendered in glittering satin and intended to be viewed from a height, glancing downwards at an audience that was doubtlessly beneath her high-ranking status.
Bella presents us tonight an amazing oil by the famous Peter Ball Puppens, the portrait of the young Marchesa Bellida Frisbella Collia, from the 17th Century, a noble beauty from a rich Genovese family. Thanks to Wikimedia as usual, for the file. Based on the portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, by Peter Paul Rubens, dated 1606.