adjective Ru·ben·esque \ˌrü-bə-ˈnesk\

Definition of RUBENESQUE

:  of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works; especially :  plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way <a Rubenesque figure>

First Known Use of RUBENESQUE


Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


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