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Flemish Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1640 Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 ?C May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, 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 which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England. Rubens was a prolific artist. His commissioned works were mostly religious subjects, "history" paintings, which included mythological subjects, and hunt scenes. He painted portraits, especially of friends, and self-portraits, and in later life painted several landscapes. Rubens designed tapestries and prints, as well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the Joyous Entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not detailed; he also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. He was one of the last major artists to make consistent use of wooden panels as a support medium, even for very large works, but he used canvas as well, especially when the work needed to be sent a long distance. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. His fondness of painting full-figured women gave rise to the terms 'Rubensian' or 'Rubenesque' for plus-sized women. The term 'Rubensiaans' is also commonly used in Dutch to denote such women.

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Peter Paul Rubens The Little Fur oil painting artist


Peter Paul Rubens The Little Fur oil painting artist

The Little Fur
Painting ID::  3662
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Art History Museum, Vienna

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Peter Paul Rubens Rubens with his Wife, Helene Fourmont and Their Son, Peter Paul oil painting artist


Peter Paul Rubens Rubens with his Wife, Helene Fourmont and Their Son, Peter Paul oil painting artist

Rubens with his Wife, Helene Fourmont and Their Son, Peter Paul
Painting ID::  3663
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1635 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Peter Paul Rubens Landscape with a Rainbow oil painting artist


Peter Paul Rubens Landscape with a Rainbow oil painting artist

Landscape with a Rainbow
Painting ID::  3664
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1630's The Hermitage, St.Petersburg

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Peter Paul Rubens Christ and St.John with Angels oil painting artist


Peter Paul Rubens Christ and St.John with Angels oil painting artist

Christ and St.John with Angels
Painting ID::  3665
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Wilton House, Wiltshire

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Peter Paul Rubens Angelica and the Hermit oil painting artist


Peter Paul Rubens Angelica and the Hermit oil painting artist

Angelica and the Hermit
Painting ID::  3666
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1630's Art History Museum, Vienna

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