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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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St Augustine - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Augustine
The Treaty Of Angouleme 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Treaty Of Angouleme 1621-1625
The Miracle of St. Francis Xavier - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Miracle of St. Francis Xavier
Saint Peter and Saint Paul a modello - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Peter and Saint Paul a modello
Temple Of Janus Study 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Temple Of Janus Study 1635
The Virgin adorned with flowers 1609 1610 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Virgin adorned with flowers 1609 1610
The Victory of Henry IV at Coutras 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Victory of Henry IV at Coutras 1628
Study Of A Roman Hero Or Martyr Holding A Lance, Possibly... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Study Of A Roman Hero Or Martyr Holding A Lance, Possibly...
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Henry IV seizes the Opportunity to conclude Piece 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Henry IV seizes the Opportunity to conclude Piece 1628
Isabella Brandt () - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Isabella Brandt ()
Two studies of a man, head and shoulders - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Two studies of a man, head and shoulders
St Jerome in His Hermitage - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Jerome in His Hermitage
Apotheosis of Hercules - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Apotheosis of Hercules
Infant With A Bird 1624-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Infant With A Bird 1624-1625
Odysseus And Nausicaa 1619 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Odysseus And Nausicaa 1619
Study of Two Heads - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Study of Two Heads
Rape of Hippodamia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rape of Hippodamia
Coronation of the Virgin - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Coronation of the Virgin
The Destiny Of Marie De Medici 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Destiny Of Marie De Medici 1621-1625
Saint Lambert - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Lambert
Moses - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Moses
Rubens69 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens69
Defeat of Sennacherib - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Defeat of Sennacherib
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