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  • In fact, there's a rare and widespread artistic consensus that the previous paint slinger, a Frenchman called Nicolas Poussin, had actually improved their appearance.

    Vandalising an old master is bad, but not quite as evil as queue-jumping | David Mitchell

  • 'The great master of elevated ideal landscape,' Mr Ruskin calls Nicolas Poussin, and illustrates his excellence in one respect, after contrasting it with the slovenliness of

    The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art

  • Nostalgia always shaped Cézanne's art, which was radically modern for the period but harked back to old masters such as Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain by turning scenes outside his door into elegies of bygone splendour.


  • Sat to 25 Sep, SherwinCy Twombly once said he'd liked to have been Nicolas Poussin.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Everyone is afraid that there's going to be a test and they'll need to know that Pablo Picasso's father bore a strong resemblance to Edgar Degas, that Nicolas Poussin despised Caravaggio, that the third centurion to the left in the Rembrandt crucifixion scene was a dead ringer for Ignaas van der Hoeven, a baker who once stiffed the artist out of 50 guilder.

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  • Cy Twombly's paintings are today on view at Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, cheek by jowl with works by the 17th century master Nicolas Poussin, and a stone's throw from paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt.

    Cy Twombly - an appreciation: Paintings about sex and death

  • He was a contemporary, and knew the work, of Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin, but he lacks the gentle softness of the former and the impeccable coloring of the latter, although his mythological scenes often replicate Poussin's neoclassical geometry.

    Return to the Grim and Dark

  • It's a fitting, if unexpected, send-off for the artist: The show pairs Twombly's abstract paintings with works by his unlikely hero, the 17th-century Neoclassical painter Nicolas Poussin.

    Twombly's Surprising Hero

  • Sat to 25 Sep, SherwinCy Twombly once said he'd liked to have been Nicolas Poussin.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Braque's free line and color, anticipating abstract painting, feel released from their descriptive functions; yet balancing these carnivalesque views and Braque's entire oeuvre is a weighty classicism worthy of Nicolas Poussin; a rigorous naturalism harking back to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet.

    A Modern Movement Unto Himself


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