The Four Evangelists (1625-1630). Jacob Jordaens (Belgian, Baroque, 1593-1678). Oil on canvas. Louvre.
In the 1620s Jordaens built a flourishing studio while also frequently assisting Rubens. His style is based on Rubens’s exuberance, with stronger chiaroscuro and thicker impasto. After Rubens’s death, Jordaens was in greater demand than any other artist in northern Europe. He remained Antwerp’s leading figure painter until his death.