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

Mars and Rhea Silvia, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Mars and Rhea Silvia c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$4203
Canvas Print
$57.31
SKU: RPP-4228
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 208 x 272 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Venus in Front of the Mirror, c.1613/14 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Venus in Front of the Mirror c.1613/14

Oil Painting
$1226
Canvas Print
$59.08
SKU: RPP-4229
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 124 x 98 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Discovery of the Infant Erichthonius, c.1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Discovery of the Infant Erichthonius c.1616

Oil Painting
$6708
Canvas Print
$50.64
SKU: RPP-4230
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 218 x 317 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Assumption of the Virgin, c.1637 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Assumption of the Virgin c.1637

Oil Painting
$6714
Canvas Print
$52.14
SKU: RPP-4231
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 501 x 351 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Trophy, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Trophy c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$1516
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4232
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 287 x 125 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Obsequies of Decius Mus, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Obsequies of Decius Mus c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$5535
Canvas Print
$52.28
SKU: RPP-4233
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 289 x 515 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Dismissal of the Lictors, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Dismissal of the Lictors c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$2310
Canvas Print
$62.62
SKU: RPP-4234
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 286 x 343 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Decius Mus preparing for Death, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Decius Mus preparing for Death c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$3735
Canvas Print
$60.18
SKU: RPP-4235
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 284 x 336 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Interpretation of the Victim, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Interpretation of the Victim c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$5212
Canvas Print
$53.09
SKU: RPP-4236
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 294 x 412 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Decius Mus Relating his Dream, c.1616/17 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Decius Mus Relating his Dream c.1616/17

Oil Painting
$4021
Canvas Print
$70.38
SKU: RPP-4237
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 294 x 278 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of Jan Vermoelen, 1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Jan Vermoelen 1616

Oil Painting
$1453
Canvas Print
$57.04
SKU: RPP-4238
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 126 x 96 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

St. Francis of Assisi before the Crucified Christ, 1625 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

St. Francis of Assisi before the Crucified Christ 1625

Oil Painting
$973
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4239
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 78 x 47 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Diana's Hunt, 1628 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Diana's Hunt 1628

Oil Painting
$2152
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4240
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 24 x 62 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Hunt of Meleager and Atalanta, c.1628 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Hunt of Meleager and Atalanta c.1628

Oil Painting
$2047
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4241
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 24 x 62 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Landscape with Milkmaids and Cows, 1616 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Milkmaids and Cows 1616

Oil Painting
$1532
Canvas Print
$53.64
SKU: RPP-4242
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 76 x 107 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Conversion of St. Paul, c.1601/02 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Conversion of St. Paul c.1601/02

Oil Painting
$7882
Canvas Print
$52.14
SKU: RPP-4243
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 72 x 103 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Four Music Making Angels, c.1615/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Four Music Making Angels c.1615/20

Oil Painting
$1268
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4244
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 212 x 98 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Three Music Making Angels, c.1615/20 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Three Music Making Angels c.1615/20

Oil Painting
$1492
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-4245
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 212 x 98 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Perseus and Andromeda, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Perseus and Andromeda n.d.

Oil Painting
$2294
Canvas Print
$54.31
SKU: RPP-4256
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 104 x 144 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning, 1636 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning 1636

Oil Painting
$3580
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-8501
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 131.2 x 229.2 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Three Graces, c.1625 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Three Graces c.1625

Oil Painting
$2608
Canvas Print
$60.04
SKU: RPP-8753
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 119 x 99 cm
Art Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Robin, the Dwarf of Earl of Arundel, 1620 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Robin, the Dwarf of Earl of Arundel 1620

Paper Art Print
$47.05
SKU: RPP-10242
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 40.8 x 25.8 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Susanna and the Elders, 1614 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Susanna and the Elders 1614

Oil Painting
$1112
Canvas Print
$72.87
SKU: RPP-10243
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 64 x 46 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Young Man with a Black Cap, 1615 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Young Man with a Black Cap 1615

Oil Painting
$780
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-10244
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 44.1 x 35.3 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

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