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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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Portrait of Nicolas Trigault S.J. in Chinese costume - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Nicolas Trigault S.J. in Chinese costume
Moses - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Moses
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana with Nymphs, the departure of the hunting Diana
Rubens69 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens69
Saint Lambert - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Lambert
Rubens4 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens4
Portrait Of Alathea Howard Countess Of Arundel Nee... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait Of Alathea Howard Countess Of Arundel Nee...
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, central panel...
st. Helena with the true cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
st. Helena with the true cross
The Coronation of the Virgin sketch - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Coronation of the Virgin sketch
Portrait of a Man Possibly an Architect or Geographer - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Man Possibly an Architect or Geographer
Rubens124 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens124
The Sistine Madonna - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Sistine Madonna
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of...
Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Domitilla - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Domitilla
Portrait of Jan Vermoelen 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Jan Vermoelen 1616
St Peter Finding The Tribute Money 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Peter Finding The Tribute Money 1618
Landscape With The Chateau Steen 2 1636 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape With The Chateau Steen 2 1636
The spear, detail - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The spear, detail
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, overview - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Deposition from the Cross, Triptych, overview
Nature Adorning the Three Graces 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Nature Adorning the Three Graces 2
Lamentation of Christ - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lamentation of Christ
Portrait of the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia regent... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia regent...
Portrait of a Young Scholar 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Young Scholar 2
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