Battle of the Amazons by Flemish painters Sir Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel, c. 1600, Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Potsdam
The painting “Battle of the Amazons” by Flemish painters Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Jan Brueghel (1568-1625) is an oil painting on canvas created around 1600. It depicts a battle between a group of Amazon warriors and a group of Greek soldiers. The Amazons are shown as powerful and skilled fighters, while the Greeks are depicted as valiant but struggling against the female warriors.
The painting is notable for its dynamic composition and vivid colors, as well as for the collaboration between Rubens and Brueghel, two of the most important painters of the Baroque period. It is currently housed in the Sanssouci Picture Gallery in Potsdam, Germany.