Sublime Poussin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

Sublime Poussin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Louis Marin
     
 


The eminent scholar and critic Louis Marin considered the paintings and the writings of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) an enduring source of inspiration, and he returned to Poussin again and again over the years. The ten major essays in this volume constitute his definitive statement on the painter who inspired his most eloquent and probing commentary. 17… See more details below

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The eminent scholar and critic Louis Marin considered the paintings and the writings of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) an enduring source of inspiration, and he returned to Poussin again and again over the years. The ten major essays in this volume constitute his definitive statement on the painter who inspired his most eloquent and probing commentary. 17 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804734776
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Introduction1
Pt. I"Read the Story and the Picture"
1Reading a Picture from 1639 according to a Letter by Poussin5
2Description of the Image: Concerning a Landscape by Poussin29
3Description of a Painting and the Sublime in Painting: Concerning a Poussin Landscape and Its Subject66
4Panofsky and Poussin in Arcadia104
5The Classical Sublime: "Tempests" in Some Landscapes by Poussin120
Pt. II"Great Theory and Practice Allied"
6Fragments of a Walk through Poussin's Ruins143
7Awakening Metamorphoses: Poussin, 1625-1635152
8A Gaze Rewarded, or Moses Saved from the Water171
9Variations on an Absent Portrait: Poussin's Self-Portraits, 1649-1650183
10The Sublime in the 1670s: Something Indefinable, a "Je Ne Sais Quoi"?209
App. 1'Sublime Poussin' (Louis Marin's summary outline, 1988)225
App. 2Letter to Chantelou, 28 April 1639228
App. 3Letter to Chantelou, 24 November 1647230
Notes237
Works Cited260

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