Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was a painter of the French classical school who favoured clarity and logic in his paintings. He often painted sweeping mythological or biblical scenes, yet he was also at the forefront of landscape painting. He once served as First Painter to the King under Louis XIII, but spent most of his time in Rome. For the remainder of the 17th century his style became the official style taught at the French Academy in Paris. It also served as an influence for later great painters such as Jacques-Louis David.
Yuri Zolotov is an art historian and a professor at Moscow University whose speciality is 18th-century French art. He has written several art books
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