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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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Saint Teresa of Interceding for Souls in Purgatory - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Teresa of Interceding for Souls in Purgatory
Self-Portrait with a Hat - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait with a Hat
The Capture of Samson - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Capture of Samson
Pen And Brown Ink - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Pen And Brown Ink
Portrait of a Woman 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Woman 2
Hero And Leander - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Hero And Leander
Portrait of Paracelse - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Paracelse
Self Portrait Without A Hat 1639 X - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self Portrait Without A Hat 1639 X
The Fur (Het Pelsken) 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fur (Het Pelsken) 2
The Triumph of Henry IV sketch 1627 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph of Henry IV sketch 1627
Pan and Syrinx - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Pan and Syrinx
Night Scene (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Night Scene (detail)
Satyr and Maid with Fruit Basket 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Satyr and Maid with Fruit Basket 1615
Perseus and Andromeda (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Perseus and Andromeda (detail)
Twelfth Night or 'The King Drinks' - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Twelfth Night or 'The King Drinks'
Portrait of Helene Fourment in a wedding gown - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Helene Fourment in a wedding gown
Head Of A Bearded Man - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head Of A Bearded Man
Maximilian I - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Maximilian I
The return to the field (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The return to the field (detail)
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 Virgin and Child enthroned adored by eight Saints - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Virgin and Child enthroned adored by eight Saints
Diana and Callisto 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana and Callisto 2
Overthrow of the Titans - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Overthrow of the Titans
Cherubs - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Cherubs
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