Peter Paul Rubens

Koenraad Jonckheere

in Renaissance and Reformation

ISBN: 9780195399301
Published online June 2012 | | DOI:
Peter Paul Rubens

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577–d. 1640) was a 17th-century Flemish artist, humanist, and diplomat. His importance for the development of Baroque art across Europe can hardly be overstressed. After participating in a humanist education in Cologne and Antwerp and being trained in painting in Antwerp, Rubens traveled to Italy to become the court painter of the Duke of Mantua. He lived, worked, traveled, and studied in Italy for eight years and returned to Antwerp in 1608, where he immediately became the leading artist of the city and set up a large workshop. His fame rapidly spread and his Counter-Reformation art was admired and desired at most European courts. Rubens was a much-respected diplomat for the archdukes Albrecht and Isabella, as well as an erudite humanist.

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) ; Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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