TITLE

'Un fior vano e fragile': The Symbolism of Poussin's Realm of Flora

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Troy
PUB. DATE
June 1986
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun1986, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the meaning of the allegories in the painting 'Realm of Flora,' by Nicolas Poussin. Influence of the poems of Giambattista Marino in the making of the painting; Discussion on the flowers as symbols of vanity and early death; Use of moralization in the poem 'Metamorphoses' by Ovid.
ACCESSION #
5316034

 

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