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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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Equestrian Portrait of Giancarlo Doria c. 1606 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Equestrian Portrait of Giancarlo Doria c. 1606
St Sebastian c. 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Sebastian c. 1614
Self-Portrait 1628-30 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 1628-30
Assumption of the Virgin 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Assumption of the Virgin 1626
The Queen's Reconciliation with Her Son - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Queen's Reconciliation with Her Son
Allegory of Eternity - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Allegory of Eternity
Old Woman with a Basket of Coal 1618-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Old Woman with a Basket of Coal 1618-20
The Coronation of Marie de' Medici - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Coronation of Marie de' Medici
Hercules Crowned by Genii c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Hercules Crowned by Genii c. 1621
Landscape with a Rainbow 1632-35 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with a Rainbow 1632-35
Victory and death of the consul Decius Mus at the battle - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Victory and death of the consul Decius Mus at the battle
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-1) 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-1) 1626
Heraclito, the crying philosopher - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Heraclito, the crying philosopher
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns 1638-40 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns 1638-40
Virgin and Child 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Virgin and Child 2
The Triumph of Truth 1622-25 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph of Truth 1622-25
Self-Portrait in a Circle of Friends from Mantua - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait in a Circle of Friends from Mantua
Drunken Silenus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Drunken Silenus
Entombment - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Entombment
Diana Returning from Hunt c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana Returning from Hunt c. 1615
The Battle of the Amazons c. 1600 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Battle of the Amazons c. 1600
Achille Slays Hector - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Achille Slays Hector
The Miracle Of St  Walburga - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Miracle Of St Walburga
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20
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