Poussin: Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne

Poussin: Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne

ChristopherWright / Aug 03, 2020
Poussin Paintings A Catalogue Raisonne Born in Normandy in Poussin was in his early twenties before his interest in the arts led him to Rome He detached himself from the popular Baroque movement of his native school choosing instead
  • Title: Poussin: Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne
  • Author: ChristopherWright
  • ISBN: 9781904449584
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Born in Normandy in 1594, Poussin was in his early twenties before his interest in the arts led him to Rome He detached himself from the popular Baroque movement of his native school, choosing instead to echo the monumentality and classical clarity of the Renaissance Poussin s influences, from the sensuous renderings of Titian to the later, bolder themes of antiquity, myBorn in Normandy in 1594, Poussin was in his early twenties before his interest in the arts led him to Rome He detached himself from the popular Baroque movement of his native school, choosing instead to echo the monumentality and classical clarity of the Renaissance Poussin s influences, from the sensuous renderings of Titian to the later, bolder themes of antiquity, mythology and religion produced an impressive collection of paintings ranging from The Worship of the Golden Calf c.1634 to Four Seasons c.1664, painted shortly before his death in 1665 All his works testified to a strong classical idiom and, though Poussin did not live to see his style accepted, his combination of clarity and logic strongly influenced classically oriented artists such as Benjamin West, Jacques Louis David and Paul Cezanne In this revealing study, illustrated in full color, Christopher Wright, charts Poussin s stylistic development in 17th century Rome from his experimental early pictures through to the uncompromising works of his later years In the last twenty years at least a dozen new paintings have come to light, including the spectacular Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem by the Roman Emperor Titus, now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Wright presents considered arguments on the interpretation of Poussin s corpus of paintings as well as the violent controversies surrounding the authenticity of many of them.
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      • ChristopherWright

        Christopher Wrightb is a distinguished art historian, who specialises in seventeenth century painting and is a world authority on Vermeer He graduated from the University of Leeds and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and has subsequently written over twenty volumes He has also published articles in many art periodicals including The Burlington Magazine.


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