Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Burial of Phocion"

The name of this painting is called "Burial of Phocion" by Poussin. It was created in 1648 and is currently located at the Louvre in Paris. At this time France, was the most powerful country in Europe and took over as the art center for a time period. The painting is very balanced and its orderly scenes shaped Western art for 200 years. In the painting someone is being brought to their grave. I like the painting because it is extremely detailed, shows great color contrast and just a unique painting. As an observer you can see the difference in a Italian artist and a French artist due to their different styles.

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