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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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Self-Portrait 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 2
Lioness - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lioness
Portrait of Jan Gaspar Gevartius c. 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jan Gaspar Gevartius c. 1628
Charles V in Armour - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Charles V in Armour
Tiger and lion hunting - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Tiger and lion hunting
The Four Parts Of The World 1612-1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Four Parts Of The World 1612-1614
The meeting of Peleus and Thetis, after Agostino Carracci - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The meeting of Peleus and Thetis, after Agostino Carracci
The Champion Of Virtue (Mars) Crowned By The Goddess... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Champion Of Virtue (Mars) Crowned By The Goddess...
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and...
The return to the field - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The return to the field
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
The Birth of Marie de' Medici - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Birth of Marie de' Medici
The Cardinal Infante c. 1634 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Cardinal Infante c. 1634
The Adoration of the Magi (detail-2) 1624 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration of the Magi (detail-2) 1624
The Stone Carters - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Stone Carters
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
Feast of Venus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Feast of Venus
The Last Supper 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper 3
The Gonzaga Family Worshipping the Holy Trinity (detail)... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Gonzaga Family Worshipping the Holy Trinity (detail)...
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio...
St Roch Altarpiece - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Roch Altarpiece
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes
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