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Commemorating Poussin
Reception and Interpretation of the Artist

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Katie Scott, Thomas Puttfarken, Claire Pace, Charles Dempsey, Genevieve Warwick, Todd Olson, Richard Verdi, Michael Kitson
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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2011
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521640046

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  • This collection of essays on Nicolas Poussin address issues of Poussin's practice and theory, the patronage, reception and interpretation of his work, and his critical fortune at the hands of scholars, artists, and the art-going public. Together, they offer the reader not a single, uniform 'Poussin' but a series of varied, sometimes contradictory, views of the artist differing according to the historical lens through which his work is examined. Written to mark his quartercentenary in 1994, the essays in this volume were originally given as a series of lectures under the auspices of the Courtauld Institute of Art.

    • Nicolas Poussin, great seventeenth-century French artist
    • Commemorative anthology
    • Essays commissioned by the Courtald Institute of Art in London
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    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521640046
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 196 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.875kg
    • contains: 52 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2011
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Introduction: 'Pour la Gloire de France et l'Honneur des Arts': commemorating Poussin c. 1780–1995 Katie Scott
    1. Poussin's thoughts on painting Thomas Puttfarken
    2. Nicolas Poussin: 'Peintre-Poète?' Claire Pace
    3. Poussin's Ecstasy of St Paul: Charles Le Brun's 'over-interpretation' Charles Dempsey
    4. Nicolas Poussin and the art of history Genevieve Warwick
    5. Painting for the French: Poussin, the Fronde and the politics of difficulty Todd Olson
    6. Poussin's giants: from Romanticism to Surrealism Richard Verdi
    7. Anthony Blunt's Nicholas Poussin in context Michael Kitson

  • Editors

    Katie Scott, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

    Genevieve Warwick, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


    Katie Scott, Thomas Puttfarken, Claire Pace, Charles Dempsey, Genevieve Warwick, Todd Olson, Richard Verdi, Michael Kitson

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