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 Rape of Europa, 1628 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Rape of Europa 1628

Oil Painting
$2307
Canvas Print
$68.45
SKU: RPP-10245
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 181 x 200 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Adam and Eve (after Titian), c.1628/29 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Adam and Eve (after Titian) c.1628/29

Oil Painting
$3340
Canvas Print
$58.65
SKU: RPP-10246
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 237 x 184 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Andrians, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Andrians n.d.

Oil Painting
$5450
Canvas Print
$70.79
SKU: RPP-10247
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 200 x 215 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Portrait of Anne of Austria, Queen of France, c.1622/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Anne of Austria, Queen of France c.1622/25

Oil Painting
$3648
Canvas Print
$60.85
SKU: RPP-13564
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 120 x 96.8 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

Battle of Anghiari, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Battle of Anghiari n.d.

Canvas Print
$53.54
SKU: RPP-13704
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 45.1 x 64 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Double Portrait of van Dyck and Rubens, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Double Portrait of van Dyck and Rubens n.d.

Oil Painting
$959
Canvas Print
$58.78
SKU: RPP-13705
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 58 x 74 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Triumph of Truth (The Three Parcae Spinning the Fate of Marie de' Medici), c.1622/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Triumph of Truth (The Three Parcae Spinning ... c.1622/25

Oil Painting
$892
Canvas Print
$80.28
SKU: RPP-13706
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 50 x 64 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Portrait of Isabella Brandt, 1621 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Isabella Brandt 1621

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: RPP-13707
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 38.1 x 29.4 cm
British Museum, London, United Kingdom

Landscape with Stream Overhung with Trees, c.1637/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Stream Overhung with Trees c.1637/40

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: RPP-13708
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 35 x 55 cm
British Museum, London, United Kingdom

Emperor Maximilian I, 1518  by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Emperor Maximilian I 1518

Oil Painting
$2183
Canvas Print
$54.64
SKU: RPP-13709
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 140.5 x 101.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Charles the Bold of Burgundy, c.1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Charles the Bold of Burgundy c.1618

Oil Painting
$1705
Canvas Print
$65.55
SKU: RPP-13710
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 140.5 x 101.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Dying Seneca, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Dying Seneca n.d.

Oil Painting
$982
Canvas Print
$57.95
SKU: RPP-13711
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 65 x 51 cm
Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium

King Ferdinand of Hungary, c.1634/35 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

King Ferdinand of Hungary c.1634/35

Oil Painting
$1122
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: RPP-13712
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 260 x 113 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Immaculate Conception, 1627 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Immaculate Conception 1627

Oil Painting
$1350
Canvas Print
$50.36
SKU: RPP-13713
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 198 x 124 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Paul, c.1611 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Saint Paul c.1611

Oil Painting
$1055
Canvas Print
$57.27
SKU: RPP-13714
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 108 x 84 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Bartholomew, c.1611 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Saint Bartholomew c.1611

Oil Painting
$995
Canvas Print
$57.68
SKU: RPP-13715
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 107 x 82.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Hercules and Omphale, c.1602/05 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Hercules and Omphale c.1602/05

Oil Painting
$5636
Canvas Print
$58.24
SKU: RPP-13716
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 278 x 215 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Suzanne Fourment, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Suzanne Fourment n.d.

Oil Painting
$1136
Canvas Print
$73.11
SKU: RPP-13717
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 62 x 47 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Felipe II on Horseback, 1628 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Felipe II on Horseback 1628

Oil Painting
$3079
Canvas Print
$54.78
SKU: RPP-13718
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 251 x 237 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Baron Henri de Vicq, c.1625 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Baron Henri de Vicq c.1625

Oil Painting
$1000
Canvas Print
$54.92
SKU: RPP-13719
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 74 x 56 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Rape of Hippodame (Lapiths and Centaurs), c.1636/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Rape of Hippodame (Lapiths and Centaurs) c.1636/38

Oil Painting
$5734
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: RPP-13720
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 182.5 x 285.5 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Rape of Proserpina, c.1636/38 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Rape of Proserpina c.1636/38

Oil Painting
$5515
Canvas Print
$50.78
SKU: RPP-13721
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 181 x 271.2 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Cardinal-Infante Fernando de Austria at the Battle of Noerdlingen, c.1635/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Cardinal-Infante Fernando de Austria at the ... c.1635/40

Oil Painting
$3017
Canvas Print
$58.65
SKU: RPP-13722
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 337.5 x 261 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Rest on the Flight from Egypt with Saints, c.1635 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Rest on the Flight from Egypt with Saints c.1635

Oil Painting
$5228
Canvas Print
$52.02
SKU: RPP-13723
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 87 x 125 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

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