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Paysage avec le Ponte Molle

Landscape with Polyphemus is a painting by the French painter Nicolas Poussin, composed in 1649 and exhibited in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The painting refers to the Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea. It depicts Polyphemus, one of the gods of Greek mythology. According to André Félibien, the painting was commissioned by the banker Jean Pointel in 1649, a claim confirmed by Anthony Blunt. In 1772, the Marquis de Conflans, who owned the painting and the Landscape with Hercules and Cacus, sold them to Prince Golytsin to settle a gambling debt, through the intermediary of Denis Diderot. The painting then entered the Hermitage Museum. Jacques Thuillier saw in this painting "one of the greatest masterpieces of the entire century", showing the alliance between nature and music and between man and nature"; the Landscape with Polyphemus illustrates the appeasement that characterised Poussin's relationship with nature in his [...]


This artwork is a drawing from the classical period. It belongs to the classicism style.


« Paysage avec le Ponte Molle » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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