Landscape with a Calm (Un Tem[p]s calme et serein)  1651

by Nicolas Poussin

In the late 1640s and early 1650s, at the height of his artistic maturity, Nicolas Poussin turned from historical narrative to landscape painting. Landscape with a Calm does not illustrate a story but rather evokes a mood. The ordered composition and clear, golden light contribute to A Calm's utter tranquility, while glowing, gem-like colors and fluid paint strokes enliven...
97 x 131 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty