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Apolo, David, santa Cecilia: música y pintura en algunas obras de Poussin en el Prado

Freedberg, David A.

Autoría: David Freedberg. Localización: Historias inmortales, 2002. Artículo de Libro en Dialnet.

I want to focus this lecture on one of Poussin's most beautiful and complex paintings, which is also one of the least studied: Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus, from around 1631-1632. I will also talk about two other works by Poussin in the Prado, the Triumph of David, from around 1627-1628, and the Saint Cecilia painted a couple of years later, around 1629-1630. Both have been almost as unfairly neglected as Parnassus, and even the authorship of the Santa Cecilia has been called into question by an eminent Poussin specialist, Jacques Thuillier. I must say, by the way, that the dates I have just proposed are controversial, but in my opinion they have considerable stylistic and other arguments in their favor, as we shall see. Not only have these three paintings not received even a fraction of the stylistic or iconographic attention they deserve, but also, by remarkable coincidence, they bear a strong iconographic relationship to each other.


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Historias inmortales, 2002, ISBN 84-8109-410-2, págs. 239-260

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Art History and Archaeology
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August 24, 2022