Artist Bio: Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality.

He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

Diversity in Fine Nude Art

Contemporary approaches to nude art are diverse, not only in style but also in the meanings they attempt to convey.

Nude art has remained an essential focus of Western art since the Renaissance. Whether embracing or refashioning classical ideals, artists from the seventeenth century to the present have privileged the nude form and made it an endlessly compelling means of creative expression.

"If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred." - Walt Whitman I Sing the Body Electric

The Nude Art Gallery of Peter Paul Rubens