Top Ten Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens

Top Ten Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens

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       Pieter Pauwel (Peter Paul) Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a Flemish baroque painter. He was born in Siegen, Westphalia, to a successful Protestant lawyer, who had fled Antwerp to escape religious persecution. After his father’s death, Rubens and his mother returned to Antwerp, where he had himself baptized a Catholic. Religion was to figure prominently in much of his later work. In Antwerp, his mother apprenticed Rubens to some of the leading painters of the time. In 1600, he went to Italy, where he worked as a court painter to the duke of Mantua. He studied ancient Roman art and learned by copying the works of the great Italian masters. His mature style was profoundly influenced by Titian.

  1. The Union of Earth and Water (1618)

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  2. Bacchus (1640)

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  3. Allegory on the Blessings of Peace (1630)

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  4. Massacre of the Innocents (1611)

           On July 10, 2002, this painting sold for $76.7 million to a private collector.
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  5. Andromeda (1638)

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  6. Descent from the Cross (1611)

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  7. The Four Continents (1615)

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  8. The Three Graces (1636)

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  9. The Garden of Love (1632)

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  10. The Last Supper (1630)

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  11. Samson and Delilah (1610)

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  12. The Arrival of Marie de’ Medici at Marseilles (1626)

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  13. The Elevation of the Cross (1610)

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  14. The Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma (1603)

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  15. Madonna and Child (1624)

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  16. The Fall of the Damned (1620)

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  17. Venus at a Mirror (1615)

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