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

Thomas, Troy
June 1986
Art Bulletin;Jun1986, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p225
Academic Journal
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.


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