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Landscape with a Calm

Landscape with a Calm






Date : between 1650 and 1651

Material : Oil on canvas
J. Paul Getty Museum
French and Flemish Paintings 1600-1700
East Pavilion
First Floor - Section E202
Item 9 on 18
European Painting
Painting (Landscape)

Area related
Rome (Italy)

Description   

Poussin painted this classical landscape in Rome for one of his most important patrons, the Parisian merchant Jean Pointel. Rather than depicting a scene from literature, its subject is man's relationship to nature. The geometric forms, luminous tonality, and fluid brushwork create a lyrical visual harmony, reflecting Poussin's belief that painting was "mute poetry".
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Sizes : 94 cm x 130 cm
approx. from 1665 to 1670
Landscape with a Calm
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