Biography of Peter Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens is an artist, painter of the Baroque era.

Rubens was born in Siegen, there he spent the first years of his life, and in 1587, finally, with his family returned to Antwerp, where his father was once the foreman.

The first formation in the biography of Rubens was received at the Jesuit College. Peter showed his passion for painting in his early childhood, and thanks to his first teachers he was fascinated by ancient art.

After Rubens became a master in the guild of St. Luke, he went to complete his education in Italy, where he served with Vincenzo Gonzaga. In Italy, Rubens not only studied the paintings of the great masters of the Renaissance, but also made copies of artistic masterpieces.

After moving to Rome, he performed several portraits of the aristocracy, and then began working on the altar of the Church of Santa Maria in Valicella.

Returning to his homeland, Antwerp, Rubens on his salary has opened his own workshop. He also worked in the churches of St. Charles Borromei, St. Walburga, the city’s cathedral of Antwerp.

The next decade in the biography of the artist Rubens was the peak in his work. Rubens became famous all over Europe, first at the expense of his religious paintings. Rubens painted paintings for the White Hill, Versailles Palace, was awarded the title of Knight, Doctor of Cambridge University.

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Biography of Peter Rubens