Peter Paul Rubens

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Lion Hunt c. 1621

Lion Hunt c. 1621

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Peter Paul Rubens- A great Flemish painter

The baroque and Flemish artist peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577. He played with colors throughout his life and explored the world of religion and mythology. He was one of the most noticeable and prominent practitioners of Flemish art. Many artists like Anthony van Dyck and David Teniers also adopted Flemish art through their workshops. Because he adopted art throughout his life, so he was appointed as the court painter for Charles I of England. Besides painting, he was also a scholar and humanist, a learned artesian and classicist, a prodigious correspondent in several languages, and even an amateur architect.

Rubens painted throughout his life

 He was a master in Flemish art, but he had also got scholars in many subjects, and he has also mastered diplomatic skills. After his death, he was an influence for many budding artists who wanted to adopt Flemish art. Ruben was a master to van Dyck; he adopted Rubens's art skills very soon, understood the interplay of light and color, and became famous like his master.  

With all his works, he became the most famous artist of the 19th century, and with his arts, the baroque style led the 19th century. Now he remembered because of his famous artworks. He died on May 30, 1640, but his artwork is still remembered now. 

  1. Samson and Delilah- it was painted somewhat in 1609-10 for the Antwerp layer. It depicts 
  2. Honeysuckle bower – it is a self-portrait of Rubens and his first wife. The painting is a symbol of love.
  3. Recent from the cross, in 1614 – it depicts the lowering of Jesus christ's body after the crucifixion.
  4. Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in 1626 – the ascension of virgin mary to heaven
  5. Origin of the milky way, in 1637 – it symbolizes the milky way's formation as mentioned in Greco-roman mythology.
  6. The horror of war in 1639 – symbolizes the thirty years war that took place in central Europe in the 19th century.