Nicolas Poussin: 1594-1665

Nicolas Poussin: 1594-1665

by Henry Keazor
     
 

The classicist

French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) spent most of his working life in Rome turning out works that fused the best features of Renaissance painting with influences of antiquity. Poussin was highly prolific and was considered by his contemporaries to be the greatest living painter, a man whose work embodied the ideal of French

Overview

The classicist

French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) spent most of his working life in Rome turning out works that fused the best features of Renaissance painting with influences of antiquity. Poussin was highly prolific and was considered by his contemporaries to be the greatest living painter, a man whose work embodied the ideal of French classical art. Poussin himself stressed logic and clarity in his work, formulating doctrines with the aim of intellectualizing art; in the latter, he succeeded in leaving an influence in art that lasted centuries.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822853221
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Series:
Basic Art Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
788,415
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Keazor studied art history, German language and literature, musicology, and philosophy in Heidelberg and Paris. He is the author of numerous publications on the French and Italian painting of the 17th century. Since 2012 he is professor at the university of Heidelberg.

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