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

The Four Continents, c.1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Four Continents c.1615

Oil Painting
$6978
Canvas Print
$54.72
SKU: RPP-3463
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 208 x 283 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Marie de Medici, Queen of France, c.1622 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Marie de Medici, Queen of France c.1622

Oil Painting
$1162
Canvas Print
$61.26
SKU: RPP-3464
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 131 x 108 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Return of the Prodigal Son, c.1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Return of the Prodigal Son c.1618

Oil Painting
$2857
Canvas Print
$51.73
SKU: RPP-3465
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 107 x 155 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Boy with Bird, c.1614/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Boy with Bird c.1614/25

Oil Painting
$598
Canvas Print
$51.75
SKU: RPP-3466
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 51 x 41 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Entombment (Lamentation of Christ), c.1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Entombment (Lamentation of Christ) c.1618

Oil Painting
$2194
Canvas Print
$51.45
SKU: RPP-3467
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 135 x 98 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child, c.1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child c.1615

Oil Painting
$1158
Canvas Print
$56.91
SKU: RPP-3468
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 65 x 50 cm
Rockox House, Antwerp, Belgium

The Descent from the Cross, c.1611/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Descent from the Cross c.1611/14

Oil Painting
$7024
Canvas Print
$54.45
SKU: RPP-3469
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 420 x 310 cm
O.L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Belgium

Portrait of Gaspard Schoppins, c.1606 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Gaspard Schoppins c.1606

Oil Painting
$1244
Canvas Print
$51.73
SKU: RPP-3470
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 116 x 88 cm
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Virgin and Child, c.1608/21 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Virgin and Child c.1608/21

Oil Painting
$2891
SKU: RPP-3471
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 124 x 84 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Tours, France

The Judgement of Paris, c.1632/35 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Judgement of Paris c.1632/35

Oil Painting
$5330
Canvas Print
$55.41
SKU: RPP-3472
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 144.8 x 193.7 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves, 1620 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves 1620

Oil Painting
$5340
Canvas Print
$55.14
SKU: RPP-3473
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 429 x 311 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt, 1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt 1616

Oil Painting
$6539
Canvas Print
$57.99
SKU: RPP-3474
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 248 x 321 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt, 1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt 1616

Oil Painting
$12753
Canvas Print
$58.54
SKU: RPP-3475
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 256 x 324 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes, France

The Holy Family with Saint Anne, c.1628 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Holy Family with Saint Anne c.1628

Oil Painting
$3108
Canvas Print
$57.72
SKU: RPP-3476
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 115 x 90 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Old Woman with a Basket of Coal, c.1618/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Old Woman with a Basket of Coal c.1618/20

Oil Painting
$1098
Canvas Print
$57.99
SKU: RPP-3477
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 115 x 92 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Venus Shivering (Venus Frigida), 1614 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Venus Shivering (Venus Frigida) 1614

Oil Painting
$2182
Canvas Print
$58.54
SKU: RPP-3478
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 142 x 184 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Minerva Protects Pax from Mars (Peace and War), c.1629/30 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Minerva Protects Pax from Mars (Peace and War) c.1629/30

Oil Painting
$11126
Canvas Print
$50.64
SKU: RPP-3479
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 203.5 x 298 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Madonna of the Basket (Holy Family), c.1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Madonna of the Basket (Holy Family) c.1615

Oil Painting
$2310
SKU: RPP-3480
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 114 x 88 cm
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

The Lamentation, 1614 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Lamentation 1614

Oil Painting
$1029
Canvas Print
$52.63
SKU: RPP-3481
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 40.5 x 52.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Venus and Adonis, c.1635/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Venus and Adonis c.1635/38

Oil Painting
$2935
Canvas Print
$60.71
SKU: RPP-3482
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 197.5 x 243 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Angelica and the Hermit, c.1626/28 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Angelica and the Hermit c.1626/28

Oil Painting
$846
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3483
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 43 x 66 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Cupid Making His Bow, 1614 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Cupid Making His Bow 1614

Oil Painting
$2129
Canvas Print
$55.27
SKU: RPP-3484
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 142.5 x 107 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Head of Medusa, c.1617/18 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Head of Medusa c.1617/18

Oil Painting
$2129
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3485
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 68.5 x 118 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Last Judgement, c.1615/16 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Last Judgement c.1615/16

Oil Painting
$12084
SKU: RPP-3486
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 608.5 x 463.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

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