The work of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (15941665) is most often associated with classically inspired settings and figures depicting solemn scenes from mythology or the Bible. Yet he also created some of the most influential landscapes in Western art, endowing them with a poetic quality that has been admired by artists as different as Constable, Turner, and Cezanne. As the British critic William Hazlitt noted in 1844, This great and learned man might be said to see nature through the glass of time. This ...

Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions 2008, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300136685

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