Peter Paul Rubens was an amazing artist and one of the most prominent figures of the seventeenth century. Rubens, known for his masterly treatment with oil paint, his harsh dramatic actions and sensual flavor, was also an international diplomat, an astute businessman, a well-read intellectual, a friend of scholars and monarchs and a prolific workshop master. His first biographers regularly represent Rubens as an aristocratic artist, a favorite of the European nobility, but this was far from a guaranteed result.
«Early rubens»Focuses on the most innovative period of the artist from 1608 to 1620. It was during these years that Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting thanks to a series of social and artistic decisions that laid the foundation for his international fame and the development of a visual style that will guide ambitious artists of future generations.