Poussin as a painter : from classicism to abstraction / Richard Verdi
- 1. The Artist's Life -- 2. An Introduction to Poussin's Art -- 3. Invention and Composition -- 4. Themes Treated Twice -- 5. Poussin's Development as a Colourist -- 6. Colour and Subject -- 7. Colour and Composition -- 8. The Theory of the Modes -- 9. Landscape to 1651 -- 10. The Late Landscapes -- 11. Poussin and his Contemporaries -- 12. Poussin and Posterity.
- "Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer visual beauty. In Poussin as a Painter: From Classicism to Abstraction, Richard Verdi redresses the balance, describing and analyzing Poussin's outstanding gifts as a pictorial storyteller, designer and colourist - in short, on the purely aesthetic (and often abstract) aspects of his art that have inspired so many later painters, from Cezanne to Picasso. The book features more than 220 fine illustrations, the majority in colour, and encompasses all aspects of Poussin's art from the mid 1620s to his death in 1665. This ground-breaking study gives new insight into Poussin, and is essential reading for all who admire this seminal French painter."--
- 9781789141474 hardcover and 1789141478 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-347) and indexes.
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