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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 Battle of the Amazons c. 1600 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Battle of the Amazons c. 1600
The Massacre Of The Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Massacre Of The Innocents
The Road to Calvary 1634-37 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Road to Calvary 1634-37
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20
A bacchanal - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A bacchanal
Portrait of a Chambermaid c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Chambermaid c. 1625
Helena Fourment with her Son Francis 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Son Francis 1635
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender...
Garden of Love (detail) c. 1633 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Garden of Love (detail) c. 1633
The Village Fete (detail) 1635-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Village Fete (detail) 1635-38
The Triumph of Victory (detail) c. 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph of Victory (detail) c. 1614
The Rape Of Ganymede - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Rape Of Ganymede
The Adoration Of The Magi - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration Of The Magi
Deborah Kip and her Children 1629-30 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deborah Kip and her Children 1629-30
St  George Slaying The Dragon - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St George Slaying The Dragon
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars
Adam and Eve - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Adam and Eve
Portrait Of Isabella Brant - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of Isabella Brant
Vision of Ezekiel - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Vision of Ezekiel
Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints c. 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints c. 1628
Assumption of the Virgin c. 1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Assumption of the Virgin c. 1620
Mercury and Argus 1635-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Mercury and Argus 1635-38
The Mantuan Circle Of Friends - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Mantuan Circle Of Friends
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