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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Portrait of Nicholas Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens
Feast of Venus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Feast of Venus
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and...
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
Portrait Of A Woman 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of A Woman 3
Summer 1620s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Summer 1620s
Stormy Landscape c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Stormy Landscape c. 1625
The Triumph Of The Church - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph Of The Church
Lioness - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lioness
Self-Portrait 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 2
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Portrait of Infanta Clara Eugenia, Governess of the... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Infanta Clara Eugenia, Governess of the...
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602
The Last Supper 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper 3
Cherubs - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Cherubs
The Adoration of the Magi 1617-18 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration of the Magi 1617-18
Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
Institution of the Regency - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Institution of the Regency
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio...
Satyr and Maid with Fruit Basket 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Satyr and Maid with Fruit Basket 1615
The return to the field - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The return to the field
The head of Silenus, after the antique - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The head of Silenus, after the antique

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