Nicolas Poussin

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The seventeenth century painter Nicolas Poussin founded the French Classical tradition, working the majority of his career in Rome. He specialised in history paintings, depicting scenes from the Bible, ancient history, and mythology, which are notable for their narrative clarity and dramatic force. Poussin was a man of contrasts; sensual, yet austere and intellectual, prizing reason, order and dispassion above all else. His art is a reconciliation and synthesis of these traits, setting an example of what would become the standard for a long tradition of academic art, continuing until the end of the nineteenth century. His influence was far-reaching, winning the approval of the Neoclassical masters, the Post-Impressionists and even modernists like Pablo Picasso. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Poussin’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* The complete paintings of Nicolas Poussin – over 300 images, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Poussin’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smartphones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings
* Easily locate the artworks you wish to view
* Includes a selection of Poussin’s drawings – explore the artist’s varied works
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Poussin’s artistic and personal life

CONTENTS:

The Highlights
The Death of Chione (1622)
Bacchanals: The Andrians (1627)
The Death of Germanicus (1627)
The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus (1629)
Parnassus (1630)
Plague of Ashdod (1630)
The Adoration of the Golden Calf (1634)
A Dance to the Music of Time (1636)
The Israelites Gathering the Manna (1638)
Et in Arcadia ego (1638)
The Seven Sacraments (1640)
Time Defending Truth against the Attacks of Envy and Discord (1641)
Landscape with Polyphemus (1649)
The Annunciation (1657)
The Four Seasons (1660-1664)
Apollo and Daphne (1664)

The Paintings
The Complete Paintings
Alphabetical List of Paintings

The Drawings
List of Drawings

The Biographies
Poussin (1838) by Arthur Thomas Malkin
Nicolas Poussin (1913) by Louis Gillet

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