The Triumph of Neptune
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The precise subject of this picture has given rise to much discussion. The central figure may be Amphitrite (Neptune's wife) or Venus, who was born from the sea. Whatever its precise meaning the painting reveals Poussin's genius for creating a formally satisfying design, in this case based on the most delicate balance of diagonals and triangular patterns.
Owner/Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art  (United States - Philadelphia, PA)
Dates: 1636
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 114 cm (44.88 in.), Width: 146 cm (57.48 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 23 January 2009.
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