Poussin 1

The Abduction of the Sabine Women

circa 1633 - 1634

Why is it canonical?

Despite a career spent almost exclusively in Rome, Poussin was France's vied for position as France's most influential painted for decades, and was responsible for the look of French Baroque classicism. Poussin was especially fond of historical themes, and this piece shows his unique portrayal of action.

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Poussin 1

Nicolas Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women