Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Pietà with Saint Franciscus. Rubens was deeply influenced by the great Italians, especially Titian and Caravaggio. For many people Rubens is the painter of overweight women, and moreover an in-between of Titian and Rembrandt. But there is much more to Rubens. And apart from that he was a very interesting person (and his father too).