Brussels was important as the location of the court, attracting David Teniers the Younger later in the century. Frans Hogenberg, The Calvinist Iconoclastic Riot of August 20, when many paintings and church decorations were destroyed and subsequently replaced by late Northern Mannerist and Baroque artists. Late Mannerism[ edit ] Although paintings produced at the end of the 16th century belong to general Northern Mannerist and Late Renaissance approaches that were common throughout Europe, artists such as Otto van VeenAdam van NoortMarten de Vosand the Francken family were particularly instrumental in setting the stage for the local Baroque. Between and the early 17th century they made many new altarpieces to replace those destroyed during the iconoclastic outbreaks of
He was named in honour of Saint Peter and Saint Paulbecause he was born on their solemnity. The family returned to Cologne the next year.
Religion figured prominently in much of his work, and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting  he had said "My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings".
Apprenticeship[ edit ] Portrait of a Young Scholar, from In Antwerp, Rubens received a Renaissance humanist education, studying Latin and classical literature.
By fourteen he began his artistic apprenticeship with Tobias Verhaeght. Rubens completed his education inat which time he entered the Guild of St. Luke as an independent master. There, he studied classical Greek and Roman art and copied works of the Italian masters.
This journey marked the first of many during his career that combined art and diplomacy. He returned to Italy inwhere he remained for the next four years, first in Mantua and then in Genoa and Rome.
From tohe was mostly in Rome. The subject was to be St. Gregory the Great and important local saints adoring an icon of the Virgin and Child. He continued to write many of his letters and correspondences in Italian, signed his name as "Pietro Paolo Rubens", and spoke longingly of returning to the peninsula—a hope that never materialized.
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He remained close to the Archduchess Isabella until her death inand was called upon not only as a painter but also as an ambassador and diplomat. Rubens further cemented his ties to the city when, on 3 Octoberhe married Isabella Brandtthe daughter of a leading Antwerp citizen and humanist, Jan Brandt.
Descent from the Cross Hermitage Museum In Rubens moved into a new house and studio that he designed. Now the Rubenshuis Museum, the Italian-influenced villa in the centre of Antwerp accommodated his workshop, where he and his apprentices made most of the paintings, and his personal art collection and library, both among the most extensive in Antwerp.
During this time he built up a studio with numerous students and assistants. His most famous pupil was the young Anthony van Dyckwho soon became the leading Flemish portraitist and collaborated frequently with Rubens. He also often collaborated with the many specialists active in the city, including the animal painter Frans Snyderswho contributed the eagle to Prometheus Bound c.
The "High House" was built next to the village church. Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder, — This painting has been held as a prime example of Baroque religious art.
InRubens embarked upon a printmaking enterprise by soliciting an unusual triple privilege an early form of copyright to protect his designs in France, the Southern Netherlands, and United Provinces.
Rubens also designed the last significant woodcuts before the 19th-century revival in the technique. He relied on his friendship with Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc to get information on political developments in France.
He also made several trips to the northern Netherlands as both an artist and a diplomat. At the courts he sometimes encountered the attitude that courtiers should not use their hands in any art or trade, but he was also received as a gentleman by many.
Prado, Madrid His stay in Antwerp was brief, and he soon travelled on to London where he remained until April InRubens bought an estate outside Antwerp, the Steenwhere he spent much of his time.
He also drew upon the Netherlandish traditions of Pieter Bruegel the Elder for inspiration in later works like Flemish Kermis c. Death[ edit ] Rubens died from heart failure, a result of his chronic gouton 30 May Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish born artist, who made a name for himself not only in the art world, but also through this diplomatic reign.
Much of his work focused on religious figures, as well as diplomatic figures of the time, and he was known for the Baroque style, and bold European style of painting, which most of his works took shape around.
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He was greatly influenced by the Italian Renaissance artists Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci in addition to the Venetian masters Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.
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Artist--Rubens, Peter Paul. Collection by Janet-B Burns.
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