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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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Music Making Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Music Making Angels
St Roch Altarpiece - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Roch Altarpiece
The Stone Carters - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Stone Carters
The Four Parts Of The World 1612-1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Four Parts Of The World 1612-1614
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Flight From Blois 1621-1625
The Gonzaga Family Worshipping the Holy Trinity (detail)... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Gonzaga Family Worshipping the Holy Trinity (detail)...
Lord Cavendish with His Wife Margaret in the Garden... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lord Cavendish with His Wife Margaret in the Garden...
Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens c 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens c 1616
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry
Saint Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus, And Papianus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Gregory With Saints Domitilla, Maurus, And Papianus
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with her Children, Clara, Johanna and...
The fall of Phaeton - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The fall of Phaeton
Achilles defeated Hector - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Achilles defeated Hector
Descent from the Cross 1 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross 1
St Simon - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Simon
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Glorification of the Eucharist probably ca 1630
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jean Charles de Cordes
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 Last Supper 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper 3
Tiger and lion hunting - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Tiger and lion hunting
The Assumption of the Virgin - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Assumption of the Virgin
Feast of Venus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Feast of Venus
St Gregory the Great with Saints 1606 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Gregory the Great with Saints 1606
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Scipio Welcomed Outside The Gates Of Rome, After Giulio...
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