Peter Paul Rubens Famous Paintings – A Flemish Baroque Painter
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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 — 30 May 1640), 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.
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage. – Peter Paul Rubens
I paint a woman’s big rounded buttocks so that I want to reach out and stroke the dimpled flesh. – Peter Paul Rubens
Every child has the spirit of creation. The rubbish of life often exterminates the spirit through plague and a souls own wretchedness. – Peter Paul Rubens
Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest refreshment. – Peter Paul Rubens
My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings. – Peter Paul Rubens
I’m just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration. – Peter Paul Rubens
Each morning I shoo the beggars and cripples from my door stoop. If God wanted these vermin to eat surely he would provide them with substance. – Peter Paul Rubens
(Luke 23:33-34) And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
(Matthew 18:21-22) Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.