Description of the painting by Nikola Poussin “The Kingdom of Flora”

Description of the painting by Nikola Poussin “The Kingdom of Flora”

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One of the most famous works of art by Nicolas Poussin, “The Kingdom of the Flora”, is a poetry of images executed in painting. Over time, the colors in the picture faded a little, but initially this masterpiece of art emitted light. There is confirmation of this, and now, the main thing is to pay attention to the spotless blue color of the sky and the way with which pleasure Apollo rushes into the distance with his fast four.

Paying attention to the central scene of the picture, one cannot leave unnoticed the primes of Priapus, the ancient god who guarded the gardens, brought fertility. Before us is a woody figure, precisely such hermes were set in ancient times. Next we see a tree entwined with greenery, emerald jets of a fountain. In the background is a pergola surrounded by greenery and flowers.

In the center of the picture in front of us, in a graceful dance with a beautiful floral wreath on her head, the goddess of spring flowering Flora fell. In the foreground, on the right in front of us are mythical heroes, Smilaka, who, as if wrapping her beloved Crocus around her with tender hands. Behind a couple in love we see Adonis with dogs, he holds a spear in his hands. Adonis is mortally wounded, but he is quite calmly examining his wound. After his death, at the request of his beloved Aphrodite, magnificent anemone flowers grew from drops of his blood. To the left of Adonis is Geocint, he was killed by an iron disk at the hand of his friend Apollo. Apollo, being in the mountain, turned the drops of blood of his friend into a geocint. The geocint shown in the picture sadly looks at these flowers.

On the left, in the foreground, we see the narcissistic Narcissus, admiring his reflection and the nymph Echo, holding an amphora. Beyond Narcisom, we see Clitius, who, according to legend, was punished by her father for adultery. She sat motionless for a long time, day after day watching the movement of the sun, after she grew into the ground and turned into a heliotrope. The image, which is located at the far left, is Ajax, who, in a fit of madness sent to him by Athena, chopped down a herd of bulls, when a warrior woke up, he could not bear the shame and committed suicide by plunging a sword into himself.

It is impossible to lose sight of the round dance of Amurov faithfully following her goddess Flora, who showers her guests with beautiful flowers.

In the Blue Plows

Watch the video: Ollivier RUCA. La trilogie Nicolas Poussin, Rennes le Château. Archive IDFM (August 2022).