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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Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, scene... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, scene...
The Adoration Of The Magi 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration Of The Magi 2
Portrait of Isabella Brant 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Isabella Brant 3
Landscape with cows and ducks hunters - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with cows and ducks hunters
Study Of A Young Woman (Helene Fourment) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Study Of A Young Woman (Helene Fourment)
Farmer's fair (fair Flemish) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Farmer's fair (fair Flemish)
Holy Basil - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Holy Basil
The Adoration of the Magi 3 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Adoration of the Magi 3
St Jerome 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Jerome 1615
Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, scene... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Paintings for Maria de Medici, Queen of France, scene...
The Capture Of Juliers 1621-1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Capture Of Juliers 1621-1625
The cardinal - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The cardinal
Portrait of the artist's family - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of the artist's family
St. Jerome - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St. Jerome
Lot's escape - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lot's escape
The Assumption of the Virgin modello 1637 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Assumption of the Virgin modello 1637
Jan Bruegel-The Younger And Peter Paul Rubens Christ... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Jan Bruegel-The Younger And Peter Paul Rubens Christ...
Self-portrait With Isabella Brant 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-portrait With Isabella Brant 2

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