- From the women depicted in the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640). (Wiktionary)
- Sense 2, from the frequent depiction of such women by Rubens. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rubenesque is the word i'd use to describe the clouds and the brilliant yellows in the sky.”
“She landed the part of the "Rubenesque" Ginny "Sack" Sacramoni, wife of mob boss Johnny”
“Manolson considers it striking that some young women with whom she has spoken and who are average looking and even "Rubenesque" in figure consider themselves beautiful, even sexy.”
“I'd advise you instead to use the word "Rubenesque" or somesuch in your ad, but oops, I already told you not to write your own copy.”
“If Christina Hendricks Joan from Mad Men had a dollar for every time she was patronised as "Rubenesque", she could give up acting and spend the rest of her days lying by swimming pools in bikinis made of diamonds.”
“The Rubenesque Cream-pussy gives the serious-writer unconditional love.”
“Stephenie was Rubenesque, all generous curves and auburn curls and pale, pale skin.”
“It may be hard for some to imagine Tina Fey prior to stardom and her trademark sexy librarian image, but husband Jeff Richmond remembers dating a Tina who wore “mismatched frumpy clothing” on a heavier, Rubenesque frame.”
“She was referring to Jeremy Kortes , a graphic designer, who'd been sketching her and her equally talented Rubenesque podium partner Amber Ray on his iPad.”
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