Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens

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1577-1640

Flemish Baroque Painter

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish artist and one of the most influential Baroque painters in European art history. He was known for his dynamic compositions, rich colors, and sensuous, fleshy figures. Rubens was also a skilled diplomat and a prolific artist who produced a vast body of work, including altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and historical paintings.

Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia (now in Germany) to a Calvinist father, Jan Rubens, and a Catholic mother, Maria Pypelincks. His father was a lawyer and an advisor to the Protestant Princess Anna of Saxony. Due to religious persecution, the family moved to Cologne, where Rubens spent his early childhood. After his father's death in 1587, the family returned to Antwerp, which was then part of the Spanish Netherlands.

In Antwerp, Rubens received a classical education and began his artistic training under several local painters, including Tobias Verhaecht, Adam van Noort, and Otto van Veen. He became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1598.

In 1600, Rubens traveled to Italy, where he was exposed to the works of Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. He was employed by the Duke of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga, and was sent on diplomatic missions to Rome, where he studied classical art and the works of Caravaggio. Rubens' time in Italy had a profound impact on his artistic style, and he began to develop his signature Baroque style, characterized by dynamic compositions, dramatic lighting, and vivid colors.

Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608, following the death of his mother. He was appointed court painter to the Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella, the Habsburg rulers of the Spanish Netherlands. He opened a large workshop, where he trained and collaborated with many artists, including Anthony van Dyck, who later became a renowned portraitist.

During this period, Rubens produced some of his most famous works, such as "The Descent from the Cross" (1612-1614) and "The Raising of the Cross" (1609-1610). He also painted numerous mythological and allegorical scenes, such as "The Garden of Love" (c. 1633) and "The Three Graces" (c. 1635).

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Rubens was a skilled diplomat. He was employed by the Habsburg rulers to negotiate peace between the Spanish Netherlands and the Dutch Republic, as well as between Spain and England. His diplomatic efforts culminated in the signing of the Treaty of Antwerp in 1609 and the Treaty of London in 1630.

Rubens married twice, first to Isabella Brant in 1609, with whom he had three children, and then to Hélène Fourment in 1630, with whom he had five children. He continued to paint prolifically until his death in 1640 at the age of 62.

Peter Paul Rubens' influence on European art was immense, and his work inspired generations of artists, including Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Watteau. His dynamic compositions, sensuous figures, and vivid colors continue to captivate audiences today, and his paintings can be found in major museums and collections around the world.

410 Rubens Paintings

Cimon and Pero, c.1630 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Cimon and Pero c.1630

Oil Painting
$2081
Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: RPP-3085
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 155 x 190 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Tribute Money, c.1612 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Tribute Money c.1612

Oil Painting
$3530
Canvas Print
$56.30
SKU: RPP-3112
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 144 x 190 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Elevation of the Cross, c.1610/11 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Elevation of the Cross c.1610/11

Oil Painting
$6123
Canvas Print
$51.43
SKU: RPP-3113
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 462 x 339 cm
Antwerp Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus 1618

Oil Painting
$4995
Canvas Print
$70.10
SKU: RPP-3114
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 224 x 210.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Union of Earth and Water, c.1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Union of Earth and Water c.1618

Oil Painting
$6164
Canvas Print
$59.95
SKU: RPP-3115
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 222.5 x 180.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Roman Charity, c.1612 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Roman Charity c.1612

Oil Painting
$2081
Canvas Print
$57.79
SKU: RPP-3116
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 141 x 180 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Perseus and Andromeda, c.1620/21 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Perseus and Andromeda c.1620/21

Oil Painting
$5895
Canvas Print
$53.73
SKU: RPP-3117
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 99.5 x 139 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Annunciation, 1609 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Annunciation 1609

Oil Painting
$3713
Canvas Print
$67.13
SKU: RPP-3118
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 224 x 200 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Holy Family with the Lamb, c.1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Holy Family with the Lamb c.1618

Oil Painting
$2098
Canvas Print
$54.94
SKU: RPP-3119
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 151 x 113 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Susanna and the Elders, c.1607 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Susanna and the Elders c.1607

Oil Painting
$1151
Canvas Print
$51.57
SKU: RPP-3121
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 94 x 65 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

Deposition in the Sepulchre, c.1601/02 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Deposition in the Sepulchre c.1601/02

Oil Painting
$2266
Canvas Print
$57.52
SKU: RPP-3122
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 180 x 137 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma, 1603 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma 1603

Oil Painting
$4041
Canvas Print
$52.38
SKU: RPP-3123
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 283 x 200 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Four Philosophers (Giusto Lipsius and His Pupils), c.1611/12 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Four Philosophers (Giusto Lipsius and His Pupils) c.1611/12

Oil Painting
$2615
Canvas Print
$63.07
SKU: RPP-3124
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 167 x 143 cm
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Portrait of Maria de' Medici Presented to Henry IV, c.1622/23 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Maria de' Medici Presented to Henry IV c.1622/23

Oil Painting
$5691
Canvas Print
$56.84
SKU: RPP-3125
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Holy Family with Elizabeth & John the Baptist, c.1614/15 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Holy Family with Elizabeth & John the Baptist c.1614/15

Oil Painting
$3460
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: RPP-3126
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 136 x 100 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rubens and Isabella Brant under the Honeysuckle, c.1609/10 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Rubens and Isabella Brant under the Honeysuckle c.1609/10

Oil Painting
$4932
Canvas Print
$55.75
SKU: RPP-3132
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 178 x 136.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Arrival of Marie de Medici in Marseilles, 3rd November 1600, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Arrival of Marie de Medici in Marseilles, 3rd ... c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$7819
Canvas Print
$56.84
SKU: RPP-3137
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Crown of Thorns (Ecce Homo), c.1612 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Crown of Thorns (Ecce Homo) c.1612

Oil Painting
$2194
Canvas Print
$56.57
SKU: RPP-3287
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 125.7 x 96 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pastoral Scene, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Pastoral Scene c.1636/38

Oil Painting
$1465
Canvas Print
$59.54
SKU: RPP-3432
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 114.5 x 91 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Bacchus, c.1638/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Bacchus c.1638/40

Oil Painting
$4430
Canvas Print
$62.53
SKU: RPP-3433
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 191 x 161.3 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Landscape with a Rainbow, c.1630/35 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with a Rainbow c.1630/35

Oil Painting
$2174
Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: RPP-3434
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 86 x 130 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Portrait of Lady-in-Waiting to the Infanta Isabella, c.1624/26 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Lady-in-Waiting to the Infanta Isabella c.1624/26

Oil Painting
$734
Canvas Print
$56.30
SKU: RPP-3435
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 64 x 48 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Landscape with Stone Carriers, c.1620 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Stone Carriers c.1620

Oil Painting
$1487
Canvas Print
$50.88
SKU: RPP-3436
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 86 x 126.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Feast in the House of Simon the Pharisee, c.1618/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Feast in the House of Simon the Pharisee c.1618/20

Oil Painting
$6539
Canvas Print
$55.08
SKU: RPP-3437
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 189 x 284.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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