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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Boar Hunt 1615-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Boar Hunt 1615-20
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail...
The Exchange of Princesses - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Exchange of Princesses
Christ and Mary Magdalene 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ and Mary Magdalene 1618
Bacchanalia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchanalia
Helene Fourment With Two Of Her Children, Claire-Jeanne... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helene Fourment With Two Of Her Children, Claire-Jeanne...
Albert and Nicolaas Rubens 1626-27 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Albert and Nicolaas Rubens 1626-27
Descent From The Cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent From The Cross
Boreas Abducting Orithyia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Boreas Abducting Orithyia
Chateau De Steen - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Chateau De Steen
Boy with Bird c. 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Boy with Bird c. 1616
St James the Apostle 1612-13 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St James the Apostle 1612-13
Dance of Italian Villagers c. 1636 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Dance of Italian Villagers c. 1636
Madonna Adored by Angels (Madonna della Vallicella)... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Madonna Adored by Angels (Madonna della Vallicella)...
The Entombment (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Entombment (detail)
The Sacrifice Of Isaac - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Sacrifice Of Isaac
Hero and Leander  (2) c. 1605 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Hero and Leander (2) c. 1605
Helena Fourment with a Carriage 1639 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Helena Fourment with a Carriage 1639
Lamentation (Christ on the Straw) 1617-18 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Lamentation (Christ on the Straw) 1617-18
The Victory of Eucharistic Truth over Heresy c. 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Victory of Eucharistic Truth over Heresy c. 1626
Landscape with the Ruins of Mount Palatine in Rome... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with the Ruins of Mount Palatine in Rome...
The Resurrection of Christ 1611-12 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Resurrection of Christ 1611-12
The Triumph of Victory c. 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Triumph of Victory c. 1614
The Last Communion of St Francis 1619 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Last Communion of St Francis 1619

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