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  Peter Paul Rubens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Rubens and Isabella Brant in the Honeysuckle Bower" Alte Pinakothek
Rubens was a good friend and occasional collaborator of the family Moretus, owners of the large Plantin-Moretus publishing house.
Rubens died of gout at age 63 and was interred in Saint Jacob's church, Antwerp.
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 Peter Paul Rubens - MSN Encarta
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish painter, considered the most important of the 17th century, whose style came to define the animated, exuberantly sensuous aspects of baroque painting (see Baroque Art and Architecture).
Rubens created a vibrant style that combined the bold brushwork, luminous color, and shimmering light of the Venetian school (represented by Titian and Paulo Veronese) with the vigor of the art of Michelangelo and the formal dynamism of ancient Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic Age.
Peter Paul was born in exile in Siegen, Westphalia (now in Germany), also the birthplace of his brother Philip and his sister Baldina.
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Rubens became an adviser to Archduchess Isabella, the regent of Flanders and daughter of the Habsburg ruler of Spain, Philip II.
Early in 1622 Rubens was summoned to Paris by Marie de Médicis, the widow of Henry IV and mother of the reigning king of France, Louis XIII.
Rubens' own deepest love as a painter, consummated by his second visit to Spain, was for the poetry, the control of glowing colour, and the sheer mastery in handling of oil paint that distinguish the art of Titian.
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 Peter Paul Rubens. Biography. - Olga's Gallery
Peter Paul Rubens was born into the family of a Calvinist who had to live in exile from Antwerp.
Rubens accompanied the duke on his travels to Florence and Rome; in Florence he happened to be present at the marriage of Marie de' Medici to Henry IV, King of France.
In 1609, Rubens was appointed court painter to the Regent Albert and Isabella.
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 Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens and Buckingham met in Paris in 1625; a correspondence of some importance had been going on between the painter and the Brussels court, and before long it was proposed that he should endeavor to bring about a final arrangement between the Crowns of England and Spain.
Rubens was now fifty-three years of age; he had been four years a widower, and before the end of the year (December 1630) he entered into a second marriage with a beautiful girl of sixteen, named Helena Fourment.
According to Rubens' will, his drawings were to belong to that one of his sons who might become a painter, or in the event of one of his daughters marrying a celebrated artist, they were to be her portion.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Peter Paul Rubens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Rubens’ paintings the tensions of the seventeenth century hang in shimmering suspense: flesh and spirit, science and religion, Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
While Rubens’ religious art expressed the exalted spirituality of the Catholic Church, it was marked the same overwhelming physicality that characterized his secular work.
Rubens’ abundant, sensual figures are pulled in two directions: downwards by the weight of the flesh and its pagan pleasures, and upwards by the redemptive pull of spiritual ecstasy.
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 Peter-Paul Rubens biography
Peter Paul Rubens is considered one of the most important Flemish painters of the 17th century.
In 1577 Peter Paul was born in exile at Siegen, Westphalia (now in Germany), also the birthplace of his brother Philip and his sister Baldina.
Besides court commissions from Brussels and abroad, the highly devout Rubens was much in demand by the militant Counter Reformation church of Flanders, which regarded his dramatic, emotionally charged interpretations of religious events—such as the Triptych of the Raising of the Cross (1610-11, Antwerp Cathedral)—as images for spiritual recruitment and renewal.
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 The Life of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp, Antwerpen.
Peter Paul Rubens was probably born on June the 28th 1577 in Siegen, Germany.
Mother Rubens managed to have her husband freed and the family accepted to be exiled to Siegen, Westphalia.
Peter Paul Rubens died at the age of 64 in his house at the Wapper in Antwerp.
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 Peter Paul Rubens - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Peter Paul Rubens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia, and was taken to Antwerp 1587.
His father, Jan Rubens, a lawyer, had gone into exile, but on his death 1587, his widow returned to Antwerp, where Peter Paul was educated at the Jesuit school, and at 16 he was prepared for courtly life as a page of the Countess Lalaing.
His happy marriage with Isabella Brant was ended by her death 1626, and Rubens was now often away from the home he had built in Antwerp (since 1946 renovated as a Rubens museum).
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 Rubens, Peter Paul on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rubens as draughtsman: Christopher Baker discusses the Albertina's major exhibition of Rubens's draw...
RUBENS, PETER PAUL [Rubens, Peter Paul] 1577-1640, foremost Flemish painter of the 17th cent., b.
To complete them Rubens organized an enormous workshop of skilled apprentices and associates, among whom were Van Dyck and Jordaens.
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 Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens was educated in languages and a master in painting who studied in Italy and settled in Antwerp.
Rubens' paintings often depicted religious and mythical heroes in realistic and exuberant poses, but he is equally respected for his landscapes and portraits.
Peter Paul Rubens - Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577–1640, foremost Flemish painter of the 17th cent., b.
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Rubens admired the way in which Carracci and his school revived the painting of classical stories and myths and arranged impressive altar-panels for the edification of the faithful; but he also admired the uncompromising sincerity with which Caravaggio studied nature.
When Rubens returned to Antwerp in 1608 he was a man of thirty-one, who had learned everything there was to be learned; he had acquired such facility in handling brush and paint, in representing nudes and drapery, armour and jewels, animals and landscapes, that he had no rival north of the Alps.
It is vain to try to analyse how Rubens achieved this impression of gay vitality, but it surely had something to do with the bold and delicate touches of light with which he indicated the moisture of the lips and the modelling of the face and hair.
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 artnet.com Magazine Features - Rubens Superstar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After his father's death in 1587, Rubens' strong-willed and intelligent mother moved back to Antwerp with him, where he was re-baptized a Catholic and served valuable apprenticeships with both the painter Otto van Veen and as a page for a local court.
Rubens was one of the very few 17th-century artists who inspired artists right until the early 20th century.
In his later years, Rubens would take artistic inspiration from the past to a new and more direct level, through reworking and retouching the drawings of earlier artists, and several of these transformations are also included in the show.
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 Peter Paul Rubens and the Art of Diplomacy
Rubens was exceptional among master painters because his success came remarkably early in life.
Rubens made his first journey to Italy in 1600 at about the age of 23 and there he stayed for eight years.
Rubens went on to serve King Philip III of Spain as the Duke’s emissary.
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 RUBENS, Peter Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rubens was a great exponent of the Baroque style, and a pre-eminent artist of the 17th century.
In 1609 Rubens became court painter to Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella, Governors of the Netherlands for Spain.
Rubens presented 'Peace and War' to Charles I, who commissioned him to paint the ceiling of the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
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 MyStudios- Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens was exceptionally intelligent and prided himself on his diplomatic skills.
Rubens' appointment as court painter had gained him exemption from the usual regulations of the Antwerp Painters' Guild, which included the paying of taxes and restrictions on the number of pupils a master could admit.
However, there are signs that even Rubens may at times have found his freedom a mixed blessing.
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The Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens is considered the most important artist of the 17th century, whose style became an international definition of the animated, exuberantly sensuous aspects of baroque painting.
Ruben's father, Jan Rubens, was a prominent lawyer and Antwerp alderman.
In 1577 Peter Paul was born in exile at Siegen, Westphalia (now in Germany).
www.mcs.csuhayward.edu /~malek/Rubens.html   (248 words)

 Peter Paul Rubens - Olga's Gallery
Rubens and Isabella Brant in the Bower of Honeysuckle.
Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders (the animals and fruit).
Jan Bruegel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Peter Paul Rubens -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish baroque painter.
He was born in Westphalia to a successful Protestant lawyer, who had fled Antwerp to escape religious persecution.
Rubens was knighted by King Charles I of England for his diplomatic efforts to bring about a peace treaty between that country and Spain.
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 Tallulahs Directory of Classical Master Artists and Nude Images; Peter Paul Rubens
painter, Peter Paul Rubens, was the most renowned northern European artist of his day, and is recognized as one of the foremost painters in Western art history.
Rubens went to Antwerp following the death of his mother and quickly became the dominant artistic figure in the Spanish Netherlands.
Rubens phenomenal productivity was interrupted from time to time by diplomatic duties given him by his royal patrons.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
His father, Jan Rubens, a lawyer and alderman of Antwerp,; was a Protestant who had fled from his native city to Cologne at the time that the Spanish governor was making strong efforts to extirpate heresy in Flanders.
When nearly thirteen the young Rubens was sent to the studio of Tobias Verhaecht, and thence quickly removed to study under Adam van Noort where he made the acquaintance of Jordaens, a fellow pupil in the same studio and a lifelong friend of the great artist.
By this time Rubens' wonderful energy and health were so broken, that many of his later pictures were executed by his pupils under his supervision and are to a very slight extent his own work.
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 CGFA- Bio: Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens also served as a mentor to the young Spanish painter Diego Velázquez.
For Charles, Rubens also made the preliminary sketches (finished in Antwerp, 1636) for the ceiling mural in the Whitehall Palace Banqueting Hall.
All these elements further the meaning of the narrative, which is Paris's selection of what is most beautiful—the lifelong concern of Rubens in his art.
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 NGA - Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Fall of Phaeton, c.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Daniel in the Lions' Den, c.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, c.
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 Peter Paul Rubens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was born into the family of a Calvinist who had to live in exile from Antwerp.
Ruben’s diplomatic skills were much at hand in fulfilling the order.
Isabella Brant died in 1626; in 1630 Rubens married the 16-year-old Helene Fourment, who sat for many portraits and other works.
www.angelo.edu /faculty/rprestia/1301/definitions/rubens.htm   (514 words)

 Peter Paul Rubens - Extraordinary Wedding Photography
Rubens' work can be found on book covers, in magazines, books on photography, calendars, limited
Peter is known as the $quot;photographers' photographer$quot;, with assignments nationwide.
Peter is a people person - attentive to being personally respectful and upbeat.
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 Rubens, Peter Paul. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Raising of the Cross and Descent from the Cross (1610 and 1611; cathedral, Antwerp) date from this time and are works with which Rubens already rivaled the grandiose creations of Italian art that had dominated the imagination of Northern artists for almost a century.
From 1622 to 1625 the artist executed numerous commissions for the French court, including an imposing series of large allegorical paintings of the life of Marie de’ Medici for the Luxembourg Palace that are now in the Louvre.
In the United States the Art Institute of Chicago; the Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.; the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum; the Cleveland Museum; and the Gardner Museum, Boston, all have work by Rubens.
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 Peter Paul Rubens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peter Paul Rubens, 'The Massacre of the Innocents', 1609-10.
Sold for a record-breaking £49.5 million at Sotheby’s from a Private Collection, the magnificent painting of 'The Massacre of the Innocents' (1609-10) by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) is being generously loaned to the National Gallery.
This is a unique opportunity to see this powerful early work alongside the National Gallery’s own extensive Rubens collection, most notably the painting of 'Samson and Delilah'.
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