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 Resurrection of Christ 1611-12 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Resurrection of Christ 1611-12
The Holy Family With The Basket - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family With The Basket
Portrait of Helena Fourment c. 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Helena Fourment c. 1630
The Fate Spinning Marie's Destiny 1622-25 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Fate Spinning Marie's Destiny 1622-25
The Raising of the Cross 1620-21 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Raising of the Cross 1620-21
The Meeting of Marie de Medicis and Henri IV at Lyon... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Meeting of Marie de Medicis and Henri IV at Lyon...
The Artist and His First Wife, Isabella Brant, in the... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Artist and His First Wife, Isabella Brant, in the...
The Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A Portrait Of A Man As The God Mars
The Crowning of St Catherine 1631 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Crowning of St Catherine 1631
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Saint Ives of Treguier, Patron of Lawyers, Defender...
Ulysses and Nausicaa on the Island of the Phaeacians - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Ulysses and Nausicaa on the Island of the Phaeacians
The Deposition 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Deposition 1602
Head And Right Hand Of A Woman - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head And Right Hand Of A Woman
A nude youth in the pose of the Spinario - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
A nude youth in the pose of the Spinario
The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant...
Self-Portrait 1628-30 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 1628-30
The Trinity Adored By The Duke Of Mantua And His Family - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Trinity Adored By The Duke Of Mantua And His Family
The Supper At Emmaus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Supper At Emmaus
Virgin and Child 2 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Virgin and Child 2
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15
The Happiness of the Regency 1623-25 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Happiness of the Regency 1623-25
The Massacre Of The Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Massacre Of The Innocents
Allegory of Eternity - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Allegory of Eternity

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