Peter Paul Rubens, Fall of the Damned, ca. 1620. The Fall of the Damned, conversely known as The Fall of the Rebel Angels is a monumental religious painting by Peter Paul Rubens. It features a jumble of the bodies of the damned, hurled into abyss by archangel Michael and accompanying angels. The most fascinating aspect of this painting is the almost abstract way in which the bodies seem to be interwined and the fact that Jesus is not present here.