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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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Belgium wants Rubens painting back

BRUSSELS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Belgium says it wants a French museum to return a Rubens oil painting stolen more than 200 years ago during the French Revolution.

Georgia painting may be long-lost Rubens

MARIETTA, Ga., March 19 (UPI) -- A Georgia art expert says a painting believed to be a long-lost Rembrandt wasn't, but it might just be the work of Rubens.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 28, 2008.
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Masterpieces grabbed from Danish castle

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 10 (UPI) -- "The Madman" by Francisco Goya and "Portrait of Marie de Medici" by Peter Paul Rubens reportedly were stolen from a Danish castle during the weekend.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

Rubens' original hunt scene sold to Getty

PARIS, July 12 (UPI) -- "The Calydonian Boar Hunt" painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1611 or 1612 has been sold to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Atlanta museum links up with the Louvre

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Atlanta's High Museum of Art has bonded with the Louvre in Paris for a series of long-term loans from the Louvre for the opening of three new buildings.

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Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
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France's Lille for non-stop arts festival

LILLE, France, March 22 (UPI) -- Since its designation as one of 2004's two European Cities of Culture the French city of Lille has planned a non-stop arts festival.

French state art given to regional museum

TOULOUSE, France, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The French Ministry of Culture is donating national art treasures to the museums where they have been on loan for many years, starting with Toulouse's museums.

Princely art to go on view in Vienna

VIENNA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A private collection of Old Master art, second only to that of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will go on display in Vienna for the first time in nearly 60 years.
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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Dutch pronunciation: ; 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a 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.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.

Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia, to Jan Rubens and Maria Pypelincks. His father, a Calvinist, and mother fled Antwerp for Cologne in 1568, after increased religious turmoil and persecution of Protestants during the rule of the Spanish Netherlands by the Duke of Alba. Jan Rubens became the legal advisor (and lover) to Anna of Saxony, the second wife of William I of Orange, and settled at her court in Siegen in 1570. Following Jan Rubens' imprisonment for the affair, Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. The family returned to Cologne the next year. In 1589, two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. Religion figured prominently in much of his work and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting (he had said "My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings").

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