Battle of the Amazons by Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Battle of the Amazons, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1618, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens’ “Battle of the Amazons” is a painting created around 1618 and is located in the Alte Pinakothek museum in Munich, Germany. The painting depicts a mythological battle between the Amazons and the Greeks, with the Amazons shown as fierce warriors in the midst of battle. The scene is full of movement and action, with horses, weapons, and bodies in various states of motion. The painting is considered one of Rubens’ most dramatic works and is an example of his skill in capturing intense and dynamic moments in Greek mythology.