[roo-buh nz; Flemish ry-buh ns]
- Pe·ter Paul [pee-ter pawl; Flemish pey-tuh r poul] /ˈpi tər pɔl; Flemish ˈpeɪ tər paʊl/, 1577–1640, Flemish painter.
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But Rubens was merely trying to appeal to wealthy art patrons, who liked their models with thick legs and dimpled derrieres.Botticelli's Venus Gets Photoshop Treatment
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Its owner seems to take as much pride in her bones as the big girls of Rubens could take in their avoirdupois.Skin, Bones and Beauty
August 15, 2012
Rubens, Giorgione, Klee and Corot have painted it; Jean Cocteau has turned it into film.Ann Wroe’s ‘Orpheus’: Why the Mythological Muse Haunts Us
May 31, 2012
Imagine if Vermeer had painted portraits of Rubens, Bernini, Rembrandt, and van Dyke.Tacita Dean’s ‘Five Americans’ Captures a Quiet Brilliance
May 7, 2012
At Antwerp, he happened to arrive at the celebration of the fête in honour of Rubens.
Rubens never executed—Titian never colored anything like them.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
He went straight to the "Kermesse" of Rubens; but still he said nothing.L'Assommoir
The partiality of our author for Rubens is very perceptible.
Rubens's first pictures were nearly all of them religious subjects.Six Centuries of Painting
- Sir Peter Paul . 1577–1640, Flemish painter, regarded as the greatest exponent of the Baroque: appointed (1609) painter to Archduke Albert of Austria, who gave him many commissions, artistic and diplomatic. He was knighted by Charles I of England in 1629. His prolific output includes the triptych in Antwerp Cathedral, Descent from the Cross (1611–14), The Rape of the Sabines (1635), and his Self-Portrait (?1639)
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