Diana and Endymion
Nicolas Poussin - circa 1630-1633
1035 x 739 • 49 KB
Though technically similar to 'The Shepherds of Arcadia' (Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth, England), this picture is conceived in a more idyllic mood. The moment chosen by the artist is dawn, when the sun, represented by Apollo in his chariot, rises in the background, leaving Diana, the moon, free to return to her shepherd-boy, Endymion. On the right is a winged figure drawing back the curtain of night and disclosing the recumbent figure of Hypnos or Sleep.
Owner/Location: Detroit Institute of the Arts  (United States - Detroit)
Dates: circa 1630-1633
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 121.92 cm (48 in.), Width: 167.64 cm (66 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 29 January 2009.
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