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

Two Satyrs, c.1618/19 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Two Satyrs c.1618/19

Oil Painting
$1189
SKU: RPP-3488
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 75.5 x 61 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Romulus and Remus, c.1615/16 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Romulus and Remus c.1615/16

Oil Painting
$2299
Canvas Print
$74.47
SKU: RPP-3489
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 213 x 212 cm
Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome, Italy

Marie de Medici as Bellona, c.1622/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Marie de Medici as Bellona c.1622/25

Oil Painting
$3347
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3490
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 276 x 149 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Meeting of Marie de Medici and Henri at Lyon, c.1622/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Meeting of Marie de Medici and Henri at Lyon c.1622/25

Oil Painting
$5789
Canvas Print
$56.77
SKU: RPP-3491
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Triumph of Juliers, 1st September 1610 (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Triumph of Juliers, 1st September 1610 (The ... c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$5677
Canvas Print
$57.31
SKU: RPP-3492
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Portrait of Anne of Austria, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Anne of Austria c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$2813
Canvas Print
$65.62
SKU: RPP-3493
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 106 x 93 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Double Portrait of Albert and Nikolaus Rubens, c.1626/27 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Double Portrait of Albert and Nikolaus Rubens c.1626/27

Oil Painting
$2479
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3494
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 157 x 93 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Festival of Venus Verticordia, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Festival of Venus Verticordia c.1636/38

Oil Painting
$16513
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3496
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 217 x 350 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Helena Fourment with her Eldest Son, Frans, c.1635 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Helena Fourment with her Eldest Son, Frans c.1635

Oil Painting
$1187
Canvas Print
$52.00
SKU: RPP-3497
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 146 x 102 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Helena Fourment with her Children, c.1636/37 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Helena Fourment with her Children c.1636/37

Oil Painting
$1606
Canvas Print
$54.86
SKU: RPP-3498
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 115 x 85 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Diana's Nymphs Surprised by Satyrs, 1639 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Diana's Nymphs Surprised by Satyrs 1639

Oil Painting
$4851
Canvas Print
$61.26
SKU: RPP-3499
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 136 x 165 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Ixion, King of the Lapiths, Deceived by Juno, c.1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Ixion, King of the Lapiths, Deceived by Juno c.1615

Oil Painting
$3220
Canvas Print
$52.14
SKU: RPP-3500
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 175 x 145 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Adoration of the Magi, 1626 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Adoration of the Magi 1626

Oil Painting
$7056
Canvas Print
$54.86
SKU: RPP-3839
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 447 x 336 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

The Combat Between Saint George and the Dragon, c.1606/07 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Combat Between Saint George and the Dragon c.1606/07

Oil Painting
$3988
Canvas Print
$63.16
SKU: RPP-3944
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 309 x 257 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Rainbow Landscape, c.1636/37 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Rainbow Landscape c.1636/37

Oil Painting
$2393
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-3967
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 135.6 x 235 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Drunken Bacchus with Faun and Satyr, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Drunken Bacchus with Faun and Satyr n.d.

Oil Painting
$708
SKU: RPP-4041
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 36 x 49.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Mulay Ahmad, c.1609 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Mulay Ahmad c.1609

Oil Painting
$1023
Canvas Print
$52.55
SKU: RPP-4042
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 99.7 x 71.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Satyr and Young Woman with Fruit Basket, 1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Satyr and Young Woman with Fruit Basket 1615

Oil Painting
$1520
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4210
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 113 x 71 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Circumcision, 1605 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Circumcision 1605

Oil Painting
$2393
Canvas Print
$51.73
SKU: RPP-4214
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Boreas Abducts Oreithya, c.1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Boreas Abducts Oreithya c.1615

Oil Painting
$2507
Canvas Print
$78.96
SKU: RPP-4215
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Mourning of Christ, c.1613/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Mourning of Christ c.1613/14

Oil Painting
$2865
Canvas Print
$55.27
SKU: RPP-4219
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 151 x 204 cm
Collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

The Death of Decius Mus in Battle, 1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Death of Decius Mus in Battle 1618

Oil Painting
$10470
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4220
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 289 x 518 cm
Collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, c.1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens c.1616

Oil Painting
$603
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4226
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 37 x 27 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death, c.1615/22 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death c.1615/22

Oil Painting
$1849
Canvas Print
$58.94
SKU: RPP-4227
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 182 x 230 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

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