Landscape with Saint John on Patmos 

by Nicolas Poussin

Although French by birth and training, Nicolas Poussin spent most of his career in Rome, immersed in the study of ancient art, where he painted classically inspired works for an educated elite. His art has long been considered the embodiment of the ideals of seventeenth-century classicism. In this painting, Saint John, one of the four Evangelists who wrote the Gospels of t...
100.3 × 136.4 cm (39 1/2 × 53 5/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago