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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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Isabella Brandt c. 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Isabella Brandt c. 1626
Bethrotal of St Catherine (sketch) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bethrotal of St Catherine (sketch)
Descent from the Cross 1616-17 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent from the Cross 1616-17
The Holy Family With The Basket - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family With The Basket
Bacchanalia - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Bacchanalia
The Deposition 1602 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Deposition 1602
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...
Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon c. 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with Saint George and the Dragon c. 1630
Landscape with a Rainbow c. 1638 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with a Rainbow c. 1638
Portrait of Helena Fourment c. 1630 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of Helena Fourment c. 1630
Assumption of the Virgin 1626 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Assumption of the Virgin 1626
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 Queen's Reconciliation with Her Son - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Queen's Reconciliation with Her Son
The Coronation of Marie de' Medici - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Coronation of Marie de' Medici
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family with St Elizabeth 1614-15
The Supper At Emmaus - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Supper At Emmaus
Small Last Judgement - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Small Last Judgement
Self-Portrait 1628-30 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Self-Portrait 1628-30
The Resurrection of Christ (2) 1611-12 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Resurrection of Christ (2) 1611-12
Equestrian Portrait of Giancarlo Doria c. 1606 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Equestrian Portrait of Giancarlo Doria c. 1606
St Sebastian c. 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St Sebastian c. 1614
Heraclito, the crying philosopher - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Heraclito, the crying philosopher
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...
Hercules Crowned by Genii c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Hercules Crowned by Genii c. 1621
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