Sir Peter Paul Rubens  (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640)

Rubens was a Flemish artist and diplomat who was most notable during the early 1600's and was considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition.

His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, and whilst he painted portraits and landscapes, he is most known for his depiction of sensual, curvy, naked women in his artworks - thereby the curvy women became known as Rubenesque.

By Peter Paul Rubens - Venus at the Mirror 1613-14

His nudes of various biblical and mythological women are especially well-known. Painted in the Baroque tradition of depicting women as soft-bodied, passive, and highly sexualized beings, his nudes emphasize the concepts of fertility, desire, physical beauty, temptation, and virtue. Skillfully rendered, these paintings of nude women are thought by feminists to have been created to sexually appeal to his largely male audience of patrons.

Peter Rubens - Venus and Adonis

Peter Paul Rubens - The three graces

Here at Rubenesque Lingerie, we believe that all body shapes are beautiful.

Celebrate those curves - BE YOU - BE RUBENESQUE





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