Classicism and Baroque Allegory, Messages from a Mythical Land

The classical clarity, composition, and intellectual rigour define Poussin’s art. The works of Italian Renaissance artists like Raphael and Titian and the classical art of ancient Greece and Rome profoundly affected him.

Poussin was renowned for his meticulous planning and attention to detail, and his paintings frequently featured historical or mythological themes.

His focus on intellectual content and classical ideas had a long-lasting effect on the advancement of Western art. Poussin passed away on November 19, 1665, in Rome.

Nicholas Poussin produced a large corpus of work that included historical narratives, biblical subjects, and classical and mythological themes.

One of the most important paintings portraying the fabled event in Roman history in which the men abducted Sabine women to fill their newly built city is The Rape of the Sabine Women (c. 1637–1638).

The event in Roman folklore known as the Rape of the Sabine Women, often guided to as the Abduction of the Sabine Women or the Kidnapping of the Sabine Women, was a large-scale kidnapping of young women from neighbouring residents by men from Rome.

He regularly cited romantic and heroic literature from his day, besides classical and myth.Usually, subjects are decided upon in advance with his clients.