A New Order
Exam 2 Due tonight by 11:59 PM
Nicolas Poussin, Dance of the Music of Time, 1636.









The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632.











Night Watch

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (Night Watch), 1642.


commissioned by the military company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq


















Nicolas Poussin, The Arcadian Shepherds, c. 1638.


Et in Arcadia Ego" = even in Arcadia, I, Death, am also present
































Characteristics of Poussin's Style:
  • Severe, intellectual style
  • Figures frozen in action like statues
  • Events portrayed not as they really happened, but how they would have happened if nature was perfect
  • Art should appeal to the mind instead of senses
  • Form and composition over color and emotion
  • Highest aim of art = to represent noble human actions
Nicolas Poussin, Landscape with Saint John on Patmos, 1640.