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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The Crucified Christ 1610-11 - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Crucified Christ 1610-11
Two Satyrs 1618-19 - Peter Paul Rubens -
Two Satyrs 1618-19
The Fall of Icarus 1636 - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Fall of Icarus 1636
The Last Supper - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Last Supper
Lion Hunt c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens -
Lion Hunt c. 1621
Andromeda - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Union of Earth and Water c. 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Union of Earth and Water c. 1618
The Drunken Silenus 1616-17 - Peter Paul Rubens -
The Drunken Silenus 1616-17
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens -
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1616
Perseus Liberating Andromeda 1639-40 - Peter Paul Rubens -
Perseus Liberating Andromeda 1639-40
Prometheus Bound 1610-11 - Peter Paul Rubens -
Prometheus Bound 1610-11
Fall Of The Rebel Angels - Peter Paul Rubens -
Fall Of The Rebel Angels

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