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Nicolas Poussin

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Nicolas Poussin Biography

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 Ovid’s Metamorphosis survived.

Nicolas Poussin 118 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Nicolas Poussin Bibliography

Poussin by Yu. Zolotov. Moscow. 1988.

Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism, and the Politics of Style by Todd P. Olson. Yale Univ Pr, 2002.

Poussin by Fedrico Zeri. NDE Publishing, 2001.

A Dance to the Music of Time by Richard Beresford, Nicolas Poussin. Wallace Collection, 1995.

Nicolas Poussin by Elizabeth Cropper, Charles Dempsey. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Nicholas Poussin Paints the Seven Sacraments Twice by Tony Green. Paravail, 2000.

The Seven Sacraments of Nicolas Poussin by Neil Bartlett. Artangel, 1998.

Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism, and the Politics of Style by Todd Olson. Yale University Press, 2002.

Ideal Landscapes: Carracci, Poussin and Lorain by Margaretha Lagerlof. Yale University Press, 1990.

Commemorating Poussin: Reception and Interpretation of the Artist by Katie Scott, Genevieve Warwick. Cambridge University Press, 1999.