The Art of Nicolas Poussin


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Paintings: (1-31) . (32-61) . (62-94) . (95-122) . (123-154) . (155-186) . (187-216) . (217-248). (249-280) . Drawings: (1-40) . (41-80) . (81-120) . (121-160)

The Last Supper.
Oil on canvas.
The Trustees of Rutland Trust,
Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK.
The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus
The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus.
Oil on canvas.
Musei Vaticani, Vatica
The Plague of Ashdod.
Oil on canvas.
Louvre, Paris, France.
The Rape of the Sabine Women
The Rescue of Pyrrhus.
Oil on canvas.
Louvre, Paris, France.
The Testament of Eudamidas.
Oil on canvas.
Staten Kunstmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Translation of Saint Rita of Cascia Mid
The Triumph of David.
c. 1630.
Oil on canvas.
Museo del Prado,
Madrid, Spain

The Triumph of David

Triumph des David,
Bild, Rom, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica im Palazzo Corsini

This is the third different Triumph of David painted by Poussin. Not sure it this is really his or not.

The Triumph of Neptune 1634

The Birth of Venus
Nicolas Poussin, French, 1594-1665
1635 or 1636
Oil on canvas
38 1/4" x 42 1/2"
The George W. Elkins Collection, 1932

Although it is here entitled The Birth of Venus, the subject of this painting remains the subject of lively scholarly debate. Is it in fact the birth of Venus or her triumph? Or is it the triumph of Neptune---or of the sea nymph Galatea? The very uncertainty suggests, however, that Nicolas Poussin was not restricted by strict textual precedent but felt free to invent and to introduce multiple meanings and allusive ambiguities into his paintings on classical themes. One of the artist's most scintillating and luminous masterpieces, it shows him audaciously combining the lively interplay of magnificent nude protagonists and a friezelike compositional grandeur. Here, elegant gesture and windswept movement are frozen in time. Sold to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1771, the painting was sold again from the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) by a Soviet government desperate for Western currency in 1930, shortly before it was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Triumph of Pan
Oil on canvas
135.9 x 146 cm

A number of literary and visual references are combined in this pagan celebration. Nymphs and satyrs with goats carouse before a term of the god
Pan. His identity may here be combined with that of Priapus. Pan was god of woods and fields, and Priapus a deity of gardens; both are associated with fertility and Bacchic ritual. The instruments played, the sacrificial deer, and the props in the foreground are either attributes of these figures or linked with such rites. They include panpipes, theatrical masks (comedy, tragedy and satire), and a shepherds staff.

This picture was commissioned by
Cardinal de Richelieu and dispatched from Rome to Paris in May 1636. With its companion, 'The Triumph of Bacchus' (Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), it was designed to form part of the decoration of the Cabinet du Roi in the Château de Richelieu. There are a number of preparatory drawings by Poussin for this painting, including some in the collection of H.M. The Queen at Windsor Castle.

The Triumph of Silenus
about 1637
attributed to POUSSIN, Nicolas
The Victory of Joshua Over the Amalekites (Battle of Israelites with Amalekites)
Oil on canvas
38 3/8 x 52 3/4 inches
(97.5 cm x 134 cm)
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
The Virgin of the Pillar Appearing to St. James the Greater.
Oil on canvas.
Louvre, Paris
Time Revealing Truth with Envy and Discord.
Oil on canvas.
Louvre, Paris, France
The Baptism of Christ

The Judgment of Solomon.
Oil on canvas

The Triumph of Bacchus

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The Sacrifice of Noah
The Triumph of Ovid
The Crucifction
Taufe Christi,
um 1660,
Bild, Gosford House, Sammlung (maybe), Wemyss and March (Earl)
The Baptism of Christ second version
The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine
The War of Athena with the Giants
Venus and Adonis ca. 1628
oil on canvas
30"x 39 3/4"

Walter H. Kimball, Georgianna Sayles Aldrich, Mary B. Jackson, Edgar J. Lownes and Jesse Metcalf Funds

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Armida entfuhrt den eingeschlaferten Rinaldo,
um 1637,
Bild, Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preubischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie, 486

Melpomene, Erato, and Polymnia. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France

acording to Olga's Gallery of Art

This is what I found on The Web Gallery of Art fior this painting: Apparently not by Poussin.

LE SUEUR, Eustache
The Muses: Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia
Oil on canvas, 130 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Second in the series
LE SUEUR, Eustache
The Muses: Clio, Euterpe and Thalia
Oil on wood, 130 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Echo and Narcissus, 2. Drittel 17
Narzib, Bild, Dresden,
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, 722


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