Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish diplomat and artist Peter Paul Rubens, who lived between 1577 and 1640. Although his masterpieces include portraits and landscapes, Rubens, perhaps best known for his religious and mythological compositions, is considered the greatest representative of the dynamism, vitality and sensual exuberance of Flemish Baroque painting.
After the death of his father in 1587, the family moved to Antwerp, where young Rubens studied education and art. He apprenticed to several well-known artists and in 1598 was accepted into Antwerp's professional guild for painters.
In 1600, Rubens traveled to Italy, where he saw the art of Renaissance masters such as Titian and Tintoretto in Venice and Raphael and Michelangelo in Rome. Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua commissioned him to paint portraits and sponsored his travels. Rubens was sent by Vincenzo to Spain, to Genoa, Italy, and then back to Rome. A very talented businessman and also a very talented artist, Rubens began receiving commissions for religious works for churches and portraits for private clients.
Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608, married Isabella Brant, and set up his own studio with a staff of assistants. He was appointed court painter to Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella, who ruled Southern Holland on behalf of Spain. During the period of social and economic recovery after the war, Antwerp's wealthy merchants were building their own private art collections and local churches were being replenished with new art. Between 1610 and 1614 Rubens received a prestigious commission to paint two major religious works for Antwerp Cathedral, "Ascension of the Cross" and "Descent from the Cross". Rubens also painted historical and mythological scenes as well as hunting scenes such as "Wolf and Fox Hunt" during these years.
Peter Paul Rubens Style
After the death of his wife Isabella in 1626, Rubens traveled for several years on behalf of the Netherlands, combining his artistic career with diplomatic visits to Spain and England. In the 1630s, he produced several of his major mythological works, such as "The Judgment of Paris", an idyllic scene courting couples in a landscape, and "The Garden of Love."
Rubens' skill in arranging complex groups of figures in a composition, his ability to work on a large scale, his ease in depicting a variety of subjects contributed to his success. His particular fondness for depicting fleshy, curvy female bodies made the word "Rubenesque" a familiar term. Admirers of Rubens' work included his contemporary Rembrandt, as well as artists from other regions and later centuries, from Thomas Gainsborough to Eugène Delacroix.
Peter Paul Rubens Famous Works, Paintings
Rubens, who died at the age of 63, went back to; Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma (1603), Self-Portrait with his first wife Isabella Brandt in the Honeysuckle Arbor (1609), Height of the Cross (1611), Massacre of the Innocents (1612), Prometheus Bound (1618), Adoration of the Magi (1624), and He left many more works.
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