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The Testament of Eudamidas  1648

by Nicolas Poussin

Poussin is the painter-philosopher of the 17th century. His works were mainly created in Rome, a place dominated by the Italian Baroque with its focus on sensuousness and effect. In sharp contrast to this style, Poussin’s clear imagery stands out. [br] [b]An interest in classical stoicism[/b] The period’s interest in thought and enlightenment took many forms, one of them...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark