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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Rape of Hippodamia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rape of Hippodamia
Christ On The Cross 1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ On The Cross 1620
st. Helena with the true cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
st. Helena with the true cross
Portrait of a Young Scholar - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Young Scholar
The return to the field (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The return to the field (detail)
Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, sketch... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, sketch...
Portrait of Archduke Albrecht VII Regent of southern... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Archduke Albrecht VII Regent of southern...
Coronation of the Virgin - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Coronation of the Virgin
Temple Of Janus Study 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Temple Of Janus Study 1635
The Victory of Henry IV at Coutras 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Victory of Henry IV at Coutras 1628
Portrait of Helene Fourment - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Helene Fourment
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...
Portrait Of A Woman 1608 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of A Woman 1608
Lamentation of Christ - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lamentation of Christ
Descent from the Cross 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross 2
Two studies of a man, head and shoulders - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Two studies of a man, head and shoulders
Landscape with Milkmaids and Cows 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with Milkmaids and Cows 1616
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana
Descent from the Cross (centre panel) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross (centre panel)
Defeat of Sennacherib - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Defeat of Sennacherib
Infant With A Bird 1624-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Infant With A Bird 1624-1625
The Destiny Of Marie De Medici 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Destiny Of Marie De Medici 1621-1625
Isabella Brandt () - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Isabella Brandt ()
The Virgin adorned with flowers 1609 1610 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Virgin adorned with flowers 1609 1610

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