Picture of "Mona Lisa"

Survey of Art 1B

French Baroque

 

Fast Facts

During Louis XIV's long reign of fifty-four years, he and the French Court became the arbiters of style and fashion that was followed throughout Europe. The French Court formed the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture with stated rules intended to effectively maintain strict control over visual art production.

 

 

The Ashes of Phokion, 1648

Artist: Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665)
Artchive

 

Picture of "The Shepherds of Arcadia" by Poussin

The Shepherds of Arcadia, 1651

Artist: Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665)
Artchive

 

Picture of "Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice" by Poussin

Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice, 1650

Artist: Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665)
Artchive

 

Picture of Versailles - Garden Facade

Versailles - Garden Facade, c.1680

TU

 

Picture of Versailles - Hall of Mirrors

Versailles - Hall of Mirrors, c.1680

TU

 

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