Pieter Pauwel (Peter Paul) Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a painter. Many people think he is one of the most popular Flemish and European painters of the 17th century.
This is a portrait that Rubens painted of himself
This painting of Rubens has a lot of action and color. And it also is somewhat sensual. It shows a Roman goddess protecting peace from war
He was good at painting many subjects: portraits, stories from the bible or other books and landscapes. He painted in the Baroque style. Paintings in this style have a lot of action and color. Many of his paintings have a sensual touch. Some of them can be seen as erotic.