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Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.

Peter Paul Rubens was probably born on June the 28th 1577 in Siegen, Germany. His parents Jan Rubens and Maria Pypelinckx had left the catholic Spanish-dominated city of Antwerp because of their Calvinist sympathies. The family had moved to Cologne with the children. Father Rubens, however, nearly escaped death sentence in Cologne after an affair with the princess of Orange. Mother Rubens managed to have her husband freed and the family accepted to be exiled to Siegen, Westphalia. It was there that the sixth child, Peter Paul, was born.

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The Drunken Hercules c. 1611 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Drunken Hercules c. 1611
Venus, Cupid, Baccchus and Ceres 1612-13 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus, Cupid, Baccchus and Ceres 1612-13
The Judgment of Paris c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Judgment of Paris c. 1625
Head Of Medusa - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head Of Medusa
The Hermit and the Sleeping Angelica 1626-28 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Hermit and the Sleeping Angelica 1626-28
Venus and Adonis c. 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus and Adonis c. 1635
Perseus and Andromeda, detail of Pegasus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Perseus and Andromeda, detail of Pegasus
Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus c. 1617 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus c. 1617
The Last Judgement 1617 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Judgement 1617
Venus at a Mirror c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus at a Mirror c. 1615
The Fall of the Damned c. 1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fall of the Damned c. 1620
Venus at her Toilet c. 1608 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus at her Toilet c. 1608
The Three Graces 1639 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Three Graces 1639
A Forest at Dawn with Deer Hunt - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A Forest at Dawn with Deer Hunt
The Fall Of Man - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fall Of Man
Four Studies of the Head of a Negro - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Four Studies of the Head of a Negro
The Conversion of St. Paul, Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Conversion of St. Paul, Rubens
Cimon And Pero - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Cimon And Pero
Self Portrait - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self Portrait
Venus In Fur Coat - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus In Fur Coat
The Leucippo's daugthers Kidnapping - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Leucippo's daugthers Kidnapping
Venus Frigida 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus Frigida 1614
King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba 1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba 1620
The Consequences of War (detail) 1637-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Consequences of War (detail) 1637-38
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