Fokion’s Ashes by Nicolas Poussin

In 1648, Poussin painted two paired paintings, commissioned by a wealthy merchant named Serizier. Serizier did his business in Lyon, but he also had a house in Paris. Both paintings

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Self Portrait by Nicolas Poussin

In the last years of his life, Poussin rejects the cold, rational art and returns to the roots. He writes a number of landscapes and several self-portraits, which collectors order

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Death of Germanicus by Nicolas Poussin

This picture, which played a happy role in the life of Poussin, was commissioned by his cardinal Francesca Barberini. After her, the artist’s fame rapidly grew. Many agree that “The

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Tancred and Herminia by Nicolas Poussin

In the works of Nicolas Poussin the principles of French classicism of the seventeenth century were most fully embodied. The basis of the artist’s art was the search for a

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Healing the Blind by Nicolas Poussin

The painting “The Healing of the Blind” is written in the Gospel story. Against the background of a rather rigidly executed landscape with picturesque examples of architecture among trees, a

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Repentance by Nicolas Poussin

Around 1635, Poussin received from his acquaintance, Cassia-no del Pozzo, an order for a series of seven paintings illustrating the seven sacraments of the church. In the Catholic Church these

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