Pierre Rosenberg announces the discovery of a new painting by Nicolas Poussin at the Louvre Museum “I found a new Poussin at the Louvre, a Poussin from Louis XIV collections.” [translated] The former CEO of the Louvre Museum has just announced, during an interview to The Art tribune, that he has authenticated a painting acquired … Continue reading Mars and Venus, a new painting by Poussin at the Louvre!
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2d floor, room 14 Oil on canvas , 160 x 221 cm Among the most majestic landscapes of the 17th century For Pierre Rosenberg « The work is among the most majestic landscapes of the XVIIth century. The beauty and variety of blues and greens, the masterly layering of the planes, the … Continue reading Landscape with Diogenes (circa 1657)
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2nd floor Oil on canvas, 124 x 200 cm, collection of Louis XIV The subject is taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Eurydice has just been killed by a snake, on the exact same day as her wedding to Orpheus, but he is playing the lyre, not having noticed this accident causing … Continue reading Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice (1650-1653)
Collective work, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2008 Exhibition catalogue by Pierre Rosenberg The work of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) is most often associated with classically inspired settings and figures depicting solemn scenes from mythology or the Bible. Yet he also created some of the most influential landscapes … Continue reading Poussin and Nature – Arcadian visions
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat – Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1994 Chantilly keeps a unique collection of paintings and drawings by Poussin, the second largest in France after the collection in the Louvre. This collection, which can only leave Chantilly with the agreement of the testator, the Duke of Aumale, was therefore displayed in situ … Continue reading Nicolas Poussin – The Collection at the Condé Museum in Chantilly
Pierre Rosenberg and Renaud TEMPERINI – Gallimard Découvertes – Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1994 The greatest French painter of the 17th century was also one of the leading Italian painters. Such was the destiny of a man caught between two countries, France and Italy, whose compositions, religious, human and mythological tragedies, were a precursor to … Continue reading Poussin “I left nothing out”