Stormy Landscape with Pyramus and Thisbe

size(cm): 50x70
Sale price€189,95 EUR


The painting "Stormy Landscape with Pyramus and Thisbe" by artist Nicolas Poussin is a 17th-century masterpiece noted for its distinctive artistic style and dramatic composition.

The work features a stormy landscape with a great deal of detail, including trees, rocks, and dark clouds. At the center of the painting is a dramatic scene of two lovers, Pyramus and Thisbe, who are separated by a wall and communicate through a small opening. The story of the lovers, which appears in Ovid's "The Metamorphoses", has been represented on numerous occasions in art and literature.

The color in the painting is dark and gloomy, reflecting the gathering storm on the landscape. The shades of brown, green and gray predominate in the work, creating a melancholic and dramatic atmosphere.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a great amount of detail and elements that combine to create a complex and dramatic scene. The wall that separates the lovers is diagonally, which adds tension to the scene. In addition, the position of the characters and the elements of the landscape have been arranged in such a way that they guide the viewer's gaze towards the central scene.

One of the lesser-known aspects of the painting is that it was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Barberini, the nephew of Pope Urban VIII, as part of a series of works depicting love stories. The work was created in Rome, where Poussin lived much of his life and became an important exponent of classicism.

All in all, "Stormy Landscape with Pyramus and Thisbe" is a stunning work of art that blends the classic story with Poussin's signature art style. Its dramatic composition, its use of color, and its rich history make this painting a masterpiece of Baroque art.

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