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 Garden of Love (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Garden of Love (detail)
Assumption Of The Virgin - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Assumption Of The Virgin
The Duke of Lerma 1603 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Duke of Lerma 1603
Susanna and the Elders 1609-10 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Susanna and the Elders 1609-10
Peace And War - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Peace And War
Annunciation - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Annunciation
Triumph of Church over Fury, Discord, and Hate 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Triumph of Church over Fury, Discord, and Hate 1628
Nicolaas Rubens 1625-26 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Nicolaas Rubens 1625-26
Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino 1606 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino 1606
Annunciation c. 1628 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Annunciation c. 1628
The Three Crosses c. 1620 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Three Crosses c. 1620
Daniel in the Lions' Den (detail) 1613 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Daniel in the Lions' Den (detail) 1613
The Judgment of Paris (detail) c. 1639 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Judgment of Paris (detail) c. 1639
The Education of the Virgin 1625-26 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Education of the Virgin 1625-26
Diana Returning from Hunt (detail) c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana Returning from Hunt (detail) c. 1615
The Departure of Lot and his Family from Sodom - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Departure of Lot and his Family from Sodom
Night Scene 1616-17 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Night Scene 1616-17
Adoration of the Magi 1618-19 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Adoration of the Magi 1618-19
Adoration of the Magi 1626-29 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Adoration of the Magi 1626-29
St Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata c. 1635 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata c. 1635
Portrait of a Young Girl 1615-16 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Young Girl 1615-16
Portrait of a Chambermaid (2) c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Chambermaid (2) c. 1625
Portrait of a Boy (Nicholas Rubens) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Boy (Nicholas Rubens)
Helena Fourment 1630-32 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment 1630-32

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