Pieter Paul Rubens

Siegen 28/06/1577 - Anversa 30/05/1640

© Arte.it | Pieter Paul Rubens, Autoritratto, 1623, olio su tela, 86 x 62 cm, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney

Peter Paul Rubens,  (b. June 28, 1577, Siegen, Nassau, Westphalia [Germany]—d. May 30, 1640, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium]), Flemish painter who was the greatest exponent of Baroque painting’s dynamism, vitality, and sensuous exuberance. Though his masterpieces include portraits and landscapes, Rubens is perhaps best known for his religious and mythological compositions. As the impresario of vast decorative programs, he presided over the most famous painter’s studio in Europe. His powers of invention were matched by extraordinary energy and versatility ...

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