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Friday, April 18, 2014

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640, Nationality: Flemish)


Peter Paul Rubens was the leading baroque artist and most prolific painter in northern Europe, particularly for churches and abbeys. Baroque was art made to celebrate Catholicism and to overwhelm and impress people into realising the strength of the Catholic Church. Rubens was a devout catholic.Rubens was born June 28, 1577 and spent most of his life in Antwerp, Flanders. He lived in Italy from 1600-1608. Aside from being the one of the greatest artists of his time, Peter Paul Rubens was also a diplomat in his later life, and travelled a fair bit by virtue of this role. He was well suited to diplomacy because he was very good at dealing with people. Rubens died of gout in 1640 at age 62.

Biblical art by Peter Paul Rubens

The Last Supper
The Last Supper
Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet
The Flagellation of Christ
Raising of the Cross, 1610

The Crucified Christ, 1610-11 
 The Crucified Christ
 The Crucified Christ
The Three Crosses, c. 1620
 The Crucified Christ
 The Crucified Christ
 Christ attended by angels holding chalices
Descent from the Cross
Descent from the Cross
 Descent from the Cross
Descent from the Cross
 The Lamentation, c 1613 1614
 The Deposition, 1602
The Lamentation, c 1617-18
The Burial of Christ 
The Burial of Christ 
The Resurrection of Christ, 1611-12
 The Resurrection of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ

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