NICOLAS POUSSIN (1594 - 1665)
Title of artwork: "The Four Seasons (Summer)"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 33,9" or 86 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 19,7" (in) or 70 x 50 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he
spent most of his working life in Rome. Most of his works were on religious and
mythological subjects painted for a small group of Italian and French
collectors. He returned to Paris for a brief period to serve as First Painter
to the King under Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, but soon returned to Rome
and resumed his more traditional themes. In his later years he gave growing
prominence to the landscapes in his pictures.
Around 1612 he traveled to Paris, where he studied under minor masters
and completed his earliest surviving works. His enthusiasm for the Italian
works he saw in the royal collections in Paris motivated him to travel to Rome
in 1624, where he studied the works of Renaissance and Baroque
painters—especially Raphael, who had a powerful influence on his style. Among
the important works from his later years are Orion Blinded Searching for the
Sun, Landscape with Hercules and Cacus, and The Seasons. His work is
characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until
the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically-oriented
artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne.