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Nicolas Poussin: 141 Paintings

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Nicolas Poussin was the French painter of the classical Baroque style. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne. He worked in Rome for a circle of leading collectors there and elsewhere, except for a short period when Cardinal Richelieu ordered him back to France to serve as First Painter to the King. Most of his works are history paintings of religious or mythological subjects that very often have a large landscape element. Throughout his life Poussin stood apart from the popular tendency toward the decorative in French art of his time. The finest collection of Poussin's paintings is at the Louvre in Paris. Other significant collections are in the National Gallery in London; the National Gallery of Scotland;the Musée Condé, Chantilly; the Hermitage Museum, St.... More > Petersburg; and the Museo del Prado, Madrid.< Less
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ISBN
9781312689749
Edition
1
Published
November 20, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
10.38 MB
Product ID
21907793

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