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Today 2021 September 21 (view the next Week): Born: Alex Teodorani(1991
), Bill Muray(1950
), Ethan Coen(1957
), Girolamo Savonarola(1452), Ivano Fossati(1951
) Dead: Sandra Mondaini(2010
Sir Peter Paul Rubens, born 28 June 1577, Siegen, Westphalia (now Germany)
and died 30 May 1640 (aged 62) Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium),
was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent
of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality.
He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings
of mythological and allegorical subjects.
In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility
and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar
and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.
Famous Paintings by Pieter Paul Rubens
Samson and Deliah (1609) oil on wood, National Gallery, London
Descent from the Cross (1611-14) oil/wood, Catherdal of Our Lady, Antwerp
Rape of the Daughters of Eluccipus (1618) oil, Alte Pinacothek, Munich
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