Share:        Link to this page

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.

Page 18 of 24  First Prev  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  Next Last   Paintings: 570
An Old Woman With A Chafing Dish 1616-1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
An Old Woman With A Chafing Dish 1616-1618
The Interpretation of the Victim - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Interpretation of the Victim
The Peace of Angers - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Peace of Angers
The head of Silenus, after the antique - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The head of Silenus, after the antique
Christ Resurrected - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ Resurrected
Democritus and Heraclitus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Democritus and Heraclitus
The Birth of Henri IV of France 1628-30 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Birth of Henri IV of France 1628-30
The Deposition (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Deposition (detail)
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Conversion of St Paul 1601 1602
Pastoral Scene - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Pastoral Scene
Portrait of Vincenzo II Gonzaga - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Vincenzo II Gonzaga
The Holy Women at the Sepulchre - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Women at the Sepulchre
Detail from left panel - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Detail from left panel
Jan Bruegel The Younger And Peter Paul Rubens Christ... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Jan Bruegel The Younger And Peter Paul Rubens Christ...
Head Of Pan, After The Antique - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head Of Pan, After The Antique
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek
Return from the Fields - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Return from the Fields
Raising of the Cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Raising of the Cross
Charles V in Armour - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Charles V in Armour
The Triumph Of The Church - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph Of The Church
Nature Adorning the Three Graces - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Nature Adorning the Three Graces
The Champion Of Virtue (Mars) Crowned By The Goddess... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Champion Of Virtue (Mars) Crowned By The Goddess...
Descent from the Cross 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross 3
Artists Sons Albert And Nicholas 1624-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Artists Sons Albert And Nicholas 1624-1625
Page 18 of 24  First Prev  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  Next Last   Paintings: 570