nicolas poussin life and works

Poussin, an inspiration to countless great artists since the 17th century, was born in 1593 near Les Andelys in Normandy. The painting began to be of interest when the child was still young. In 1612 he went to Paris and studied anatomy, perspective and architecture. Flemish painters Nicolas Poussin's teachers began to work in the studios of Ferdinand Elle and George Lallemand.

With the help of the French architect Alexandre Courtois, he studied the royal collections. He was especially interested in the art of Italian painting and sculpture. Meanwhile, he studied the style of Raffaollo and Giulio Romano.

Towards the end of the 1620s, most of his art was inspired by the Titian and Venetians and distinguished mythology.

In 1630, he took the first official order and made a religious painting on the Church of San Pietro. The following year, members of the San Luca Academy were elected. In 1635 he received important orders from Cardinal Richelieu.

In 1648, the classical landscape became the cornerstone of tradition and made a series of landscapes.



He met the sculptor Francois Duquesnoy and Domenichino. Joachim Von Sandrart joined the formal artist academy against the current Baroque style, shaped around it. Louis XIII gave him the title of the first painter. He produced several cartoons for two royal chapels in Paris (Last Supper, Versailles), Gobelins tapestry factory, Herculean work for Louvre series, Triumph.

In some of his paintings a novelist contributed to the notion of historical painting by putting the emotional narrative of the subjects he dealt with with the approach of the storyteller into the movements of the figures. In colors, it creates a logical harmony, in which tones fluctuate within limited forms to form the composition of the table.

In the last years of his life he prevented his paintings from painting. In 1665, his eyes closed.

The most important works:

Et In Arcadia Ego, Admiration of the Shepherds, Gospel, Finding of Moses, Four Seasons, Landscape with Diogenes, Poetry Inspiration, Sabine Women's Rape, Flora Empire, Blind Orion Looking for Rising Sun, Demolition of the Temple in Jerusalem, Judgment of Süleyman, Ideal Landscape, Massacre of Innocents, Neptune's Victory, Flora's Victory, Plague in Ashdod, Holy Family, Lamination on the Body of Jesus, Death of Germanicus, Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus, Venus and Adonis, Kefalos and Aurora Templar, Transition of the Red Sea, Holy Family, Phokion's Funeral, Autumn, Bacchus Festival, Eliezer and Rebeka, Scipio's Retirement
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