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Nicolas Poussin

(1594-1665)

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Biography

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Nicolas Poussin, the greatest French artist of the 17th century, is considered one of the founders of European classicism, a movement in art, based on antique and Renaissance heritage. Poussin was born in Normandy, in Les-Andelys, in 1594. The son of an impoverished family, Poussin received some early professional training at home. In 1612, Poussin left for Paris, where he entered the workshop of the mannerist painter J. Lallemald. The training was reinforced by independent study of, mainly, Italian art in the Royal Collections. By the end of the 1610s Poussin became an authoritative master, the evidence of this are his commissions for the decoration of the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, and the big altarpiece Assumption of the Virgin. Unfortunately from the works of the first Paris period (1612-23) only drawings based on Ovidís Metamorphosis survived. Read Nicolas Poussin's Full Biography

Nicolas Poussin. The Victory of Joshua over Amorites. The Victory of Joshua over Amorites. 1624-1626. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Battle of Joshua with Amalekites. The Battle of Joshua with Amalekites. c.1625. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Renaud and Armide. Renaud and Armide. c.1625-26. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Acis and Galatea. Acis and Galatea. 1626-1628. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Mars and Venus. Mars and Venus. 1626-1628. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Renaud and Armide. Renaud and Armide. 1626-1628. Oil on canvas. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Parnassus. Parnassus. c.1626-35. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Midas Bathing in Pactolus. Midas Bathing in Pactolus. 1627. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Shepherds of Arcadia. The Shepherds of Arcadia. 1627. Oil on canvas. The Duke of Devonshire and the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees, Chatsworth, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Lamentation over Christ. The Lamentation over Christ. 1627. Oil on canvas. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. St. Cecilia. St. Cecilia. c.1627-28. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Death of Germanicus. The Death of Germanicus. 1627-1628. Oil on canvas. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Echo and Narcissus. Echo and Narcissus. c.1627-28. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Triumph of Flora. The Triumph of Flora. 1628. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Andrians or The Great Bacchanal with Woman Playing a Lute. Andrians or The Great Bacchanal with Woman Playing a Lute. 1628. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Venus Lamenting over Adonis. Venus Lamenting over Adonis. 1628. Oil on canvas. Musee des Beaux Arts, Caen, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus. The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus. 1628. Oil on canvas. Musei Vaticani, Vatican. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Inspiration of the Poet. The Inspiration of the Poet. 1628. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Virgin of the Pillar Appearing to St. James the Greater. The Virgin of the Pillar Appearing to St. James the Greater. 1628-1630. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Helios and Phaeton with Saturn and the Four Seasons. Helios and Phaeton with Saturn and the Four Seasons. c.1629-30. Oil on canvas. Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Tancred and Erminia. Tancred and Erminia. 1630s. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Triumph of David. The Triumph of David. c.1630. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Diana and Endymion. Diana and Endymion. c.1630. Oil on canvas. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Midas and Bacchus. Midas and Bacchus. c.1630. Oil on canvas. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Descend from the Cross. Descend from the Cross. c.1630. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Sleeping Venus and Cupid. The Sleeping Venus and Cupid. c.1630. Oil on canvas. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Plague of Ashdod. The Plague of Ashdod. 1631. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Garden of Flora. The Garden of Flora. 1631. Oil on canvas. Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Apollo and Muses. Apollo and Muses. 1631-1632. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Bacchanalia. Bacchanalia. 1631-1633. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Adoration of the Shepherds. Adoration of the Shepherds. 1633. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Theseus Finding His Father's Arms. Theseus Finding His Father's Arms. c.1633-34. Oil on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Tancrede and Erminia. Tancrede and Erminia. 1634. Oil on canvas. The Trustees of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. The Rescue of Pyrrhus. The Rescue of Pyrrhus. 1634. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Nicolas Poussin. Queen Zenobia Found on the Banks of the Arax. Queen Zenobia Found on the Banks of the Arax. 1634. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
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