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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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Portrait of Nicholas Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens
Summer 1620s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Summer 1620s
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
The Adoration of the Magi 1617-18 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration of the Magi 1617-18
Portrait of Infanta Clara Eugenia, Governess of the... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Infanta Clara Eugenia, Governess of the...
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
Institution of the Regency - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Institution of the Regency
Lioness - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lioness
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and...
Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
Feast of Venus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Feast of Venus
Self-Portrait 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 2
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
The return to the field - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The return to the field
The Last Supper 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper 3
Portrait of Jan Gaspar Gevartius c. 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jan Gaspar Gevartius c. 1628
Meeting of Mary and Elisabeth (detail) 1612-14 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Meeting of Mary and Elisabeth (detail) 1612-14
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
The Stone Carters - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Stone Carters
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602
The Triumph Of The Church - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph Of The Church
Democritus and Heraclitus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Democritus and Heraclitus
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