A painting attributed to Nicolas Poussin, Christ and the woman of Samaria, is offered for auction on March 23rd at Hargesheimer & Günther : Thuillier mentions this painting, today lost, known by letters as painted for Chantelou in 1662 and represented on an etching by Jean Pesne (quite different from the painting for auction) and several … Continue reading A Christ and the woman of Samaria on sale at Hargesheimer & Günther Düsseldorf
The Louvre Museum, Richelieu wing, 2d floor, room 14 Oil on canvas, 122 x 199 cm For Jacques Thuillier this painting is “one of the finest works of the 1650’s ; the staging uses a fully theatrical point of view, while providing admirable atmospheric effects on the distance animated with small characters.” [translated] Details of the painting: … Continue reading The Death of Sapphira (circa 1652)
Jacques Thuillier – Published by Fayard, 1988 Who was Poussin? The father of academicism, an educated man who led painting astray, or the most sensitive and most inspired of artists? Was he pedantic, passionate or wise? Why place him among French painters when all the works we have, almost half a dozen, were painted in … Continue reading Nicolas Poussin
Stéphane Guégan, Olivier Bonfait, Dominique Brême For Jacques Thuillier – Published by Flammarion, 1994 Notes classed alphabetically allowing us to enter into Poussin’s world, detailed descriptions of his works of art and boxes developing key stylistic or theoretical ideas as well as the defining aspects of his career.