Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens Self-portrait, 1623, National Gallery of Australia Born Peter Paul Rubens 28 June 1577 Siegen, Nassau-Dillenburg (now North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) Died 30 May 1640 (aged 62) Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) Nationality Flemish Education Tobias Verhaecht Adam van Noort Otto van Veen Known for Painting, Printmaking Movement Flemish Baroque Baroque

 

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.

In 1600, Rubens travelled to Italy. He stopped first in Venice, where he saw paintings by Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, before settling in Mantua at the court of Duke Vincenzo I Gonzaga. The coloring and compositions of Veronese and Tintoretto had an immediate effect on Rubens’s painting, and his later, mature style was profoundly influenced by Titian. With financial support from the Duke, Rubens travelled to Rome by way of Florence in 1601. There, he studied classical Greek and Roman art and copied works of the Italian masters. The Hellenistic sculpture Laocoön and his Sons was especially influential on him, as was the art of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. He was also influenced by the recent, highly naturalistic paintings by Caravaggio. Source Wikipedia.

 

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Nymphs filling the horn of plenty, 1615, together with Jan Brueghel the Elder

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Venus and Adonis by Peter Paul Rubens WLA metmuseum

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Rubens Vía Láctea

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Amor and Venus 1614

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Venus._Mars_and_Cupid

Venus, Mars and Cupid

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Venus,_Cupid,_Baccchus_and_Ceres

Venus, Cupid, Baccchus and Ceres, 1612

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_The_Three_Graces,_1635

The Three Graces, 1635, Prado

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The Judgement of Paris, c.1606 Peter Paul Rubens – The Judgement of Paris, c.1606 (Museo del Prado)

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Jupiter_and_Callisto

Jupiter and Callisto, 1613, Museumslandschaft of Hesse in Kassel

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Hygeia

Hygeia, 1615 Peter Paul Rubens – Hygeia

Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Fortuna,_1638

Fortuna, 1638 Peter Paul Rubens – Fortuna, 1638

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The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, c. 1617

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Cimone and Efigenia, 1615

Le Triomphe de la vertu Rubens

The Triumph of the Virtue 1608 Le Triomphe de la vertu Rubens

Vénus et Cupidon Rubens Musée Thyssen Bornemisza

Venus and Cupid, 1640 Vénus et Cupidon Rubens Musée Thyssen Bornemisza


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