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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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Head And Right Hand Of A Woman - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Head And Right Hand Of A Woman
Bacchanalia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchanalia
Altarpiece of St Ildefonso (right panel) after 1639 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Altarpiece of St Ildefonso (right panel) after 1639
The Happiness of the Regency 1623-25 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Happiness of the Regency 1623-25
The Deposition 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Deposition 1602
The Resurrection of Christ (2) 1611-12 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Resurrection of Christ (2) 1611-12
Boreas Abducting Orithyia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Boreas Abducting Orithyia
Silenus (or Bacchus) and Satyrs c. 1616 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Silenus (or Bacchus) and Satyrs c. 1616
The Crowning of St Catherine 1631 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Crowning of St Catherine 1631
The Holy Family With The Basket - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family With The Basket
The Supper At Emmaus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Supper At Emmaus
Isabella Brandt c. 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Isabella Brandt c. 1626
Christ at Simon the Pharisee 1618-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ at Simon the Pharisee 1618-20
Descent from the Cross 1616-17 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross 1616-17
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 Marriage of Henri IV of France and Marie de Medicis... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Marriage of Henri IV of France and Marie de Medicis...
The Entombment (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Entombment (detail)
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...
Landscape with a Rainbow c. 1638 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with a Rainbow c. 1638
Bethrotal of St Catherine (sketch) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bethrotal of St Catherine (sketch)
The Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma
Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon c. 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon c. 1630
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15
Small Last Judgement - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Small Last Judgement
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