POUSSIN, Nicolas
(b. 1594, Les Andelys, d. 1665, Roma)

The Triumph of David

c. 1630
Oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Nicolas Poussin worked in Rome almost all his life. There he developed an erudite and intellectual art of refined forms, an example being the Triumph of David.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 11 minutes):
Johann Kuhnau: The Fight between David and Goliath (No. 1 of the 6 Stories from the Bible illustrated in music)