The Death of Decius Mus

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Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Artwork: The Death of Decius Mus
Description: The painting depicts the death of Decius Mus, a Roman consul who sacrificed himself during the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC. Rubens’s painting captures the moment of Decius Mus’s death, as he falls from his horse and is trampled by the hooves of the opposing army’s horses. The painting is full of drama and emotion, and Rubens’s use of color and light creates a sense of chaos and confusion.
Url: Liechtenstein/PeterPaulRubensTheDeathofDeciusMus16161617.avif

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