Art History: France

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In France, the LeNain Brothers painted scenes of every-day life (genre paintings), often depicting peasants. There was a renewal of interest in their art in the mid-Nineteenth Century, when the art critic, Champfluery wrote that the brothers “considered men in tatters more interesting than courtiers in embroidered garments.” At the same time, Poussin created a very different style—one that was highly intellectual and looked back to Renaissance, and ancient Greek and Roman art.

Nicolas Poussin, Et in Arcadia Ego

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Nicolas Poussin, Et in Arcadia Ego, 1637-38, oil on canvas, 87 x 120 cm (Musée du Louvre). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

Poussin, Landscape with St. John

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Nicolas Poussin, Landscape with Saint John on PatmosSpeakp, 1640, oil on canvas, 100.3 x 136.4 cm / 39-1/2 x 53-5/8 inches (Art Institute of Chicago). 

Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior

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Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior, 2nd quarter of the 17th century, oil on canvas, 1.13 x 1.59 m (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and ...

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