Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577, in Siegen, Germany. His parents were Jan Rubens, a lawyer, and Maria Pypelincks. Rubens' family had to flee to Cologne due to religious conflicts during the Counter-Reformation.
Education and careerRubens received a humanistic education and studied law. Despite his legal background, however, he was drawn to art and began his painting training in Antwerp. He became a student of Adam van Noort and also studied with Otto van Veen. In 1600, Rubens traveled to Italy where he studied and was inspired by the works of the Renaissance masters. He worked for various royal and ecclesiastical patrons and developed his unique style, characterized by dynamic compositions, vivid colors, and sensuous figures. Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608 and quickly became one of the most sought-after artists of his time. He established a thriving studio and employed a large number of assistants to meet the high demand for his works. Rubens' paintings covered a variety of subjects, including biblical stories, mythological scenes, portraits, and landscapes. Peter Paul Rubens died in Antwerp on May 30, 1640. His legacy consists of an impressive collection of paintings that can be admired today in prestigious museums around the world. His influence on Baroque art and his ability to depict movement and emotion in his works make him one of the most important painters of the 17th century.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1500 to 1638.
Peter Paul Rubens uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Huile sur toile.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Baroque.
Peter Paul Rubens was mainly concerned with the following motives: Religious.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors brown, black and gray.
4 works of the artist Peter Paul Rubens can be found here: Louvre, Paris, France.