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French Baroque Era Painter, 1594-1665 French painter and draughtsman, active in Italy. His supreme achievement as a painter lies in his unrivalled but hard-won capacity to subordinate dramatic narrative and the expression of extreme states of human passions to the formal harmony of designs based on the beauty and precision of abstract forms. The development of his art towards this end was focused on the search for a point of equilibrium and synthesis between the forces of the Classical and the Baroque around which most critical debate in Rome was concentrated during the 1630s. Poussin did not aspire to the classicism of Raphael's idealized human forms or Michelangelo's re-embodiment of the physical splendours of the antique world, nor did he attempt to vie with the bravura and energy of Annibale Carracci's treatment of Classical mythology in the Galleria of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. Equally he was not concerned with the illusionistic effects and heightened emotionalism of Baroque artists such as Pietro da Cortona and Lanfranco. He was concerned above all with interpreting his subject-matter, whether Classical or religious, and telling a story with the greatest possible concentration of emotional response,

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POUSSIN, Nicolas The Victorious David af oil painting artist


POUSSIN, Nicolas The Victorious David af oil painting artist

The Victorious David af
Painting ID::  8609
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c. 1627 Oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

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POUSSIN, Nicolas The Death of Germanicus af oil painting artist


POUSSIN, Nicolas The Death of Germanicus af oil painting artist

The Death of Germanicus af
Painting ID::  8610
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1627 Oil on canvas, 148 x 198 cm Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

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POUSSIN, Nicolas The Martyrdom of St Erasmus sg oil painting artist


POUSSIN, Nicolas The Martyrdom of St Erasmus sg oil painting artist

The Martyrdom of St Erasmus sg
Painting ID::  8611
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1628 Oil on canvas, 320 x 186 cm Pinacoteca, Vatican

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POUSSIN, Nicolas St Cecilia af oil painting artist


POUSSIN, Nicolas St Cecilia af oil painting artist

St Cecilia af
Painting ID::  8612
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1627-28 Oil on canvas, 118 x 88 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

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POUSSIN, Nicolas Bacchanal: the Andrians af oil painting artist


POUSSIN, Nicolas Bacchanal: the Andrians af oil painting artist

Bacchanal: the Andrians af
Painting ID::  8613
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1628-30 Oil on canvas, 121 x 175 cm Mus??e du Louvre, Paris

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