Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was known and loved for his extravagant Baroque style that accentuated movement and colour. His popularity with the nobility and art collectors throughout Europe was legendary. He was knighted by Philip IV, King of Spain and Charles 1, King of England.
“My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.”
Peter Paul Rubens