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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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Nymphs, satyrs and dogs - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Nymphs, satyrs and dogs
Rubens4 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens4
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana
Portrait of Nicolas Trigault S.J. in Chinese costume - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicolas Trigault S.J. in Chinese costume
The Coronation of the Virgin sketch - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Coronation of the Virgin sketch
Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Domitilla - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Domitilla
Rubens124 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens124
Portrait of a Man Possibly an Architect or Geographer - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Man Possibly an Architect or Geographer
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Nature Adorning the Three Graces 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Nature Adorning the Three Graces 2
st. Helena with the true cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
st. Helena with the true cross
Portrait of Jan Vermoelen 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jan Vermoelen 1616
Landscape With The Chateau Steen 2 1636 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape With The Chateau Steen 2 1636
St Peter Finding The Tribute Money 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Peter Finding The Tribute Money 1618
Portrait Of Alathea Howard Countess Of Arundel Nee... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of Alathea Howard Countess Of Arundel Nee...
Judith with the Head of Holofernes - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
The Sistine Madonna - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Sistine Madonna
Judith With The Head Of Holofernes 1620-1622 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Judith With The Head Of Holofernes 1620-1622
The Battle Of The Amazons 1618-1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Battle Of The Amazons 1618-1620
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, overview - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, overview
Portrait of Archduke Albrecht VII Regent of southern... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Archduke Albrecht VII Regent of southern...
Portrait of a Young Scholar 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Young Scholar 2
The spear, detail - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The spear, detail
The Assumption of the Virgin c 1637 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Assumption of the Virgin c 1637
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