Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens Painting Reproductions 7 of 18

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

Perseus Freeing Andromeda, c.1641/42 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Perseus Freeing Andromeda c.1641/42

Oil Painting
$2979
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13724
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 267 x 162 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Dinner at Emmaus, 1638 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Dinner at Emmaus 1638

Oil Painting
$2320
Canvas Print
$69.02
SKU: RPP-13725
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 144 x 157 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Christ on the Cross, c.1592/33 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Christ on the Cross c.1592/33

Oil Painting
$1138
Canvas Print
$52.28
SKU: RPP-13726
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 105.5 x 74 cm
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Virgin Presents the Infant Jesus to Saint Francis, 1618 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Virgin Presents the Infant Jesus to Saint Francis 1618

Oil Painting
$2252
Canvas Print
$65.34
SKU: RPP-13727
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France

Rubens, His Wife Helena Fourment and One of Their Children, c.1635/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Rubens, His Wife Helena Fourment and One of Their ... c.1635/40

Oil Painting
$3166
Canvas Print
$58.13
SKU: RPP-13728
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 203.8 x 158.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, 1632 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem 1632

Oil Painting
$2364
Canvas Print
$72.56
SKU: RPP-13729
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France

The Birth of Louis XIII at Fontainebleau, 27th September 1601 (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Birth of Louis XIII at Fontainebleau, 27th ... c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$5783
Canvas Print
$57.31
SKU: RPP-13730
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Consignment of the Regency, c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Consignment of the Regency c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$5917
Canvas Print
$56.91
SKU: RPP-13731
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Exchange of the Two Princesses of France and Spain, 9th November 1615 (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Exchange of the Two Princesses of France and ... c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$9265
Canvas Print
$57.04
SKU: RPP-13732
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Conclusion of Peace, 10th August 1620 (The Medici Cycle), c.1621/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Conclusion of Peace, 10th August 1620 (The ... c.1621/25

Oil Painting
$4937
Canvas Print
$57.31
SKU: RPP-13733
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 394 x 295 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Last Supper, c.1630/32 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Last Supper c.1630/32

Oil Painting
$4367
Canvas Print
$62.62
SKU: RPP-13734
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 304 x 250 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The Death of Dido, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Death of Dido n.d.

Oil Painting
$2265
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13735
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 183 x 117 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Rubens and His Wife Helene Fourment in the Garden, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Rubens and His Wife Helene Fourment in the Garden n.d.

Oil Painting
$2214
Canvas Print
$56.63
SKU: RPP-13736
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 98.5 x 131 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Coronation of the Hero of Virtue, 1612 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Coronation of the Hero of Virtue 1612

Oil Painting
$2274
Canvas Print
$66.29
SKU: RPP-13737
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 221.5 x 200.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

The Fall of the Damned, c.1620/21 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Fall of the Damned c.1620/21

Oil Painting
$19027
Canvas Print
$58.13
SKU: RPP-13738
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 286 x 224 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Alathea Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Alathea Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury n.d.

Oil Painting
$4332
Canvas Print
$73.92
SKU: RPP-13739
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 265.5 x 267 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Philip IV of Spain, n.d. by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Philip IV of Spain n.d.

Oil Painting
$1274
Canvas Print
$55.00
SKU: RPP-13740
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: unknown
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Virgin Mary Presenting a Liturgical Robe to St. Ildefonso (Central Panel of the Ildefonso Altar), c.1630/32 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Virgin Mary Presenting a Liturgical Robe to St. ... c.1630/32

Oil Painting
$4374
Canvas Print
$50.09
SKU: RPP-13741
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 352 x 236 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia with Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (Right Wing of the Ildefonso Altar), c.1630/32 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia with Saint ... c.1630/32

Oil Painting
$1559
Canvas Print
$49.41
SKU: RPP-13742
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 352 x 109 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Miracle of Saint Ignatius Loyola, c.1617/18 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Miracle of Saint Ignatius Loyola c.1617/18

Oil Painting
$6919
Canvas Print
$55.41
SKU: RPP-13743
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 535 x 395 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Miracles of Saint Francis Xavier, c.1617/18 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

The Miracles of Saint Francis Xavier c.1617/18

Oil Painting
$7068
Canvas Print
$55.14
SKU: RPP-13744
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 535 x 395 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Landscape in a thunderstorm with Philemon and Baucis, Jupiter and Mercury, c.1620/25 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Landscape in a thunderstorm with Philemon and ... c.1620/25

Oil Painting
$2367
Canvas Print
$52.55
SKU: RPP-13745
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 146 x 208.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Peter Paul Rubens (Self-Portrait), c.1639/40 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Peter Paul Rubens (Self-Portrait) c.1639/40

Oil Painting
$1257
Canvas Print
$57.18
SKU: RPP-13746
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 109.5 x 85 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Wife of Archduke Albrecht VII, c.1613/15 by Rubens | Painting Reproduction

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Wife of Archduke ... c.1613/15

Oil Painting
$2543
Canvas Print
$52.55
SKU: RPP-13747
Peter Paul Rubens
Original Size: 105 x 74 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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