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 Miracle of St. Ignatius of Loyola - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Miracle of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel...
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and...
Overthrow of the Titans - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Overthrow of the Titans
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
The Last Supper 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper 3
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
The Miracle of St. Francis Xavier - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Miracle of St. Francis Xavier
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens
Lioness - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lioness
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Descent from the Cross (left wing) 1612-14 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross (left wing) 1612-14
Stormy Landscape c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Stormy Landscape c. 1625
Portrait Of A Woman 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of A Woman 3
Modello For St. Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Modello For St. Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus...
Self-Portrait 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 2
Portrait Of Gaspard Schoppins - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of Gaspard Schoppins
Crucifixion - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Crucifixion
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio...
Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
Bacchanal at Andros, after a painting by Titian - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchanal at Andros, after a painting by Titian
Democritus and Heraclitus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Democritus and Heraclitus

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