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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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Two Satyrs 1618-19 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Two Satyrs 1618-19
Lion Hunt c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lion Hunt c. 1621
The Fall of Icarus 1636 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fall of Icarus 1636
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1616
Andromeda - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Andromeda
The Last Supper - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Supper
Self Portrait With Isabella Brant - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self Portrait With Isabella Brant
Pan and Syrinx 1617-19 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Pan and Syrinx 1617-19
Venus Feast (detail) 1630s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus Feast (detail) 1630s
Peace and War 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Peace and War 2
The Drunken Silenus 1616-17 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Drunken Silenus 1616-17
Massacre of the Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Massacre of the Innocents
Raising of the Cross 1610 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Raising of the Cross 1610
Perseus Liberating Andromeda 1639-40 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Perseus Liberating Andromeda 1639-40
The Garden Of Love - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Garden Of Love
Prometheus Bound 1610-11 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Prometheus Bound 1610-11
The Fall of Phaeton 1605 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fall of Phaeton 1605
The Union of Earth and Water c. 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Union of Earth and Water c. 1618
Leda And The Swan - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Leda And The Swan
The Crucified Christ 1610-11 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Crucified Christ 1610-11
Perseus And Andromeda - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Perseus And Andromeda
The Education of Marie de' Medici 1622-24 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Education of Marie de' Medici 1622-24
Samson and Delilah c. 1609 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Samson and Delilah c. 1609
Christ and St. John with Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ and St. John with Angels
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