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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Crucifixion - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Crucifixion
Overthrow of the Titans - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Overthrow of the Titans
Centre panel - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Centre panel
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
Raising of the Cross [detail: Sts Amand and Walpurgis] - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Raising of the Cross [detail: Sts Amand and Walpurgis]
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. Cecilia 1630s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St. Cecilia 1630s
The meeting of Peleus and Thetis, after Agostino Carracci - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The meeting of Peleus and Thetis, after Agostino Carracci
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
Bacchanal at Andros, after a painting by Titian - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchanal at Andros, after a painting by Titian
Descent from the Cross [detail: Meeting of Mary and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross [detail: Meeting of Mary and...
The head of Silenus, after the antique - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The head of Silenus, after the antique
Portrait Of A Lady With A Rosary 1609-1610 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of A Lady With A Rosary 1609-1610
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel...
Lioness - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lioness
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicholas Rubens
Head Of Pan, After The Antique - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head Of Pan, After The Antique
Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
Portrait Of A Woman 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of A Woman 3
Self-Portrait with a Hat - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait with a Hat
Self-Portrait 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 2
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes
Modello For St. Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Modello For St. Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus...

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