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Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories

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Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories by Sheila McTighe
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Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories offers new interpretations for several of the most beautiful and enigmatic paintings of the artist's late career. Sheila McTighe examines the landscapes within the social and intellectual context of seventeenth-century libertinage, a clandestine atheist movement, and argues that, despite their outward limpidity, Poussin's landscape allegories are deliberately obfuscatory, their meaning ensconced in a set of signs and symbols recognizable only to an intellectual milieu that was marginal in seventeenth-century cultural life.

Table of Contents

1. Poussin's storm landscapes and Libertinage in the mid-seventeenth century; 2. Poussin's Landscape with Orpheus circa 1650: the politics of its reception; 3. Landscape as the site of allegory: Poussin and Roman studies of the hieroglyph; 4. Poussin's classicism or Libertinage in representation; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Release date Australia
March 29th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
41 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
228
Dimensions
177x253x20
ISBN-13
9780521482141
Product ID
2397611

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