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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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The Rape of Europa c. 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Rape of Europa c. 1630
After The Flight of Lot, Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
After The Flight of Lot, Rubens
Perseus Freeing Andromeda c. 1622 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Perseus Freeing Andromeda c. 1622
The Abduction of Ganymede - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Abduction of Ganymede
Bacchus 1638-40 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchus 1638-40
Fall Of The Rebel Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Fall Of The Rebel Angels
The Rape of the Sabine Women 1635-37 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Rape of the Sabine Women 1635-37
The Landing of Marie de Medicis at Marseilles 1623... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Landing of Marie de Medicis at Marseilles 1623...
Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child c. 1615
Susanna and the Elders 1607-08 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Susanna and the Elders 1607-08
Romulus and Remus 1615-16 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Romulus and Remus 1615-16
Daniel in the Lion's Den c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Daniel in the Lion's Den c. 1615
Battle of the Amazons 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Battle of the Amazons 1618
Portrait of Anne of Austria 1621-25 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Anne of Austria 1621-25
Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves 1619-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves 1619-20
Virgin And Child Adored By Angels - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Virgin And Child Adored By Angels
Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria 1606 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria 1606
Laocoon And His Sons - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Laocoon And His Sons
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail...
Bathsheba at the Fountain c. 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bathsheba at the Fountain c. 1635
The Four Continents c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Four Continents c. 1615
Massacre of the Innocents c. 1637 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Massacre of the Innocents c. 1637
The Straw Hat c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Straw Hat c. 1625
Angelica and the Hermit  1630s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Angelica and the Hermit 1630s
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