Adoration of the Golden Calf
Nicolas Poussin - circa 1634-1635
944 x 673 • 91 KB
During the 1630s Poussin's religious paintings generally represented the more festive stories of the Old Testament, particularly those connected with the life of Moses. It is interesting to notice that in this picture he has introduced a group of dancing figures which he used in almost identical form in a Bacchanal which also hangs in the National Gallery.
Owner/Location: National Gallery - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: circa 1634-1635
Artist age:Approximately 41 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 154 cm (60.63 in.), Width: 214 cm (84.25 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 26 January 2009.
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