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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Drunken Silenus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Drunken Silenus
Heraclito, the crying philosopher - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Heraclito, the crying philosopher
The Miracle Of St  Walburga - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Miracle Of St Walburga
Diana Returning from Hunt c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana Returning from Hunt c. 1615
Portrait of a Chambermaid c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Chambermaid c. 1625
The Road to Calvary 1634-37 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Road to Calvary 1634-37
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender...
The Battle of the Amazons c. 1600 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Battle of the Amazons c. 1600
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Miracles of St Ignatius 1615-20
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Helena Fourment with her Son Francis 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Son Francis 1635
The Village Fete (detail) 1635-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Village Fete (detail) 1635-38
Vision of Ezekiel - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Vision of Ezekiel
The Triumph of Victory (detail) c. 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph of Victory (detail) c. 1614
Garden of Love (detail) c. 1633 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Garden of Love (detail) c. 1633
Odysseus And Nausicaa 1619 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Odysseus And Nausicaa 1619
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
The Adoration Of The Magi - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration Of The Magi
The Majority of Louis XIII - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Majority of Louis XIII
The Holy Family - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family
The Mantuan Circle Of Friends - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Mantuan Circle Of Friends
Portrait Of Isabella Brant - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of Isabella Brant

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