The Empire of Flore
Nicolas Poussin - 1630-1631
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The composition shows Ajax committing suicide in a fit of madness. His presence in a picture devoted to Flora is explained by the fact that according to the ancients a flower sprang from his blood and he therefore takes his place logically beside the other 'actors' in the piece. Narcissus gazing at his reflection and behind him, Clytia, who was transformed into a sunflower. On the right are Hyacinthus with Adonis from whose blood sprang the anemone.
Owner/Location: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden  (Germany - Dresden)
Dates: 1630-1631
Artist age:Approximately 37 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 131 cm (51.57 in.), Width: 181 cm (71.26 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 29 January 2009.
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