Peter Paul Rubens: Life, facts, curiosities and art!
Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Pauwel Rubens or Petrus Paulus Rubens was born as the son of Antwerp legal advisor Jan Rubens in Siegen/Westfalen in Siegen. Peter Paul Rubens, the main artist of the Flemish Baroque belongs to the biggest art personalities who brought the Western World into the forefront of art. He was the diplomat of Spanish-Habsburg Monarchy of Flemish origin. He moved to Antwerpen, his native town in 1589. His stay in Italy during 1600-1608 influenced his artistic development to a large extent. Besides the works of the Antique period, Rubens also learnt about the works of great Renaissance artists such as e.g. Tizian. Rubens became the most important North European Baroque painter who exhibited works from all over Europe in his gallery. Around 3000 paintings were made in his studio and he had painted or reworked 600 of them. Many important painters such as A. van Dyck, J. Bruegel d. Ä. and F. Snyders have worked with him. He painted landscapes that had a major influence on the style of landscape art later. Peter Paul Rubens died in 1640 in Antwerp. All artworks by Peter Paul Rubens can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!