The Funeral of Phocion
The Funeral of Phocion is a 1648 painting, also known as The Burial of Phocion, Landscape with the Funeral of Phocion and Landscape with the Body of Phocion Carried out of Athens, by French artist
Nicolas Poussin. Phocionwas an Athenian stateman from the 4th century BC. Three versions of the painting are known. These are now housed in The Louvre, Paris; National Museum Cardiffand the collections of the Glass Housein New Canaan, Connecticut, United States.cite web|url=http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/gedownload!/NICOLASPOUSSIN.pdf?item_id=864006&version_id=864007|title= The Philip Johnson Glass House announces the conservation of the Nicolas Poussin painting the single most important work in the collection|publisher=The Philip Johnson Glass House |accessdate=2008-09-15]
In the same year Poussin painted a companion piece to "The Funeral of Phocion", "
Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion".
Paul Jamot, "Poussin's Two Pictures of the Story of Phocion" in "The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs" Vol. 40, No. 229 (April 1922), pp. 156-158
* [http://www.careyroots.com/poussin.html Article on the Louvre version]
* [http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/gedownload!/NICOLASPOUSSIN.pdf?item_id=864006&version_id=864007 Press release on the Glass House version]
* [http://www.students.sbc.edu/albanis03/phocion.htm Article on the two companion Phocion paintings]
* [http://www.artcyclopedia.com/feature-2000-08.html Artcyclopedia article]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Funeral of Phocion — (1648; Paris, Louvre) Painted by Nicolas Poussin, the Funeral of Phocion depicts an episode related by Plutarch in his Lives. Phocion was an Athenian general who fought against Philip of Macedon. Against the wishes of the Athenians, he worked… … Dictionary of Renaissance art
Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion — Infobox Painting| image size=230px title=Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion artist=Nicolas Poussin year=1648 type=Oil on canvas height=116.5 width=178.5 city=Liverpool museum=Walker Art GalleryLandscape with the Ashes of Phocion is a 1648… … Wikipedia
Phocion — (in Greek Φωκίων, also called Phokion, c402 c318 BC, nicknamed The Good) was an Athenian statesman and a Strategos.Phocion was a successful politician of Athens. He believed that an extreme frugality was the condition for virtue and lived in… … Wikipedia
Alexander the Great — This article is about the ancient king of Macedon. For other uses, see Alexander the Great (disambiguation). Alexander the Great Basileus of Macedon … Wikipedia
Cato the Younger — A statue of Cato the Younger. The Louvre Museum. He is about to kill himself while reading the Phaedo, a dialogue of Plato which details the death of Socrates. The statue was begun by Jean Baptiste Roman (Paris, 1792 1835) using white Carrara… … Wikipedia
Wars of Alexander the Great — Alexander fighting Persian king Darius III. From Alexander Mosaic of Pompeii, Naples, Naples National Archaeol … Wikipedia
On the Crown — (Greek: Ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος περὶ τοῦ Στεφάνου) is the most famous judicial oration of the prominent Athenian statesman and orator Demosthenes, delivered in 330 BC. Contents 1 Historical background 2 Content of the speech 3 … Wikipedia
Larmer Tree Gardens — The Larmer Tree Gardens near Tollard Royal in south Wiltshire, England, were created by Lieutenant General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers in 1880 as pleasure grounds for public enlightenment and entertainment . They were the first private… … Wikipedia
Nicolas Poussin — Poussin redirects here. For other uses, see Poussin (disambiguation). Nicolas Poussin Self portrait by Nicolas Poussin, 1650 Born June 15, 1594(1594 06 15) nea … Wikipedia
Poussin, Nicolas — (1594 1665) French artist who was mainly active in Rome. Little is known of Poussin s activities in France prior to his arrival in the papal city in 1624. He is then documented living with Simon Vouet, and in 1626 with François Duquesnoy. The… … Dictionary of Renaissance art