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 (po͞o-săN′), Nicolas 1594-1665.
French painter whose landscapes and historical and religious paintings, such as Holy Family on the Steps (1648), exemplify the classical style.


(French pusɛ̃)
(Animals) a young chicken reared for eating
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(French pusɛ̃)
(Biography) Nicolas (nikɔlɑ). 1594–1665, French painter, regarded as a leader of French classical painting. He is best known for the austere historical and biblical paintings and landscapes of his later years



Nicolas, 1594–1655, French painter.
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A collector peeps into all the picture-shops of Europe for a landscape of Poussin, a crayon-sketch of Salvator; but the Transfiguration, the Last Judgment, the Communion of St.
What with planes, trains, and automobiles, nowadays few travelers choose to amble about on foot, but theres always an exception, including Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, an attractive French couple who set off on a three year, 8,700 mile walk from the Cape of Good Hope to the Sea of Galilee.
The chef demonstrates how to prepare delicious, easy meals with the minimum of effort, beginning with roast poussin with sweet potatoes and crispy squid with garlic mayo.
The self-styled domestic goddess Nigella offers fabulous food quickly - although not cheaply, judging by a menu including roast poussin and crispy squid - in her new show, served up over 13 classy courses.
So, instead of the Da Vinci Code, here is the Poussin Puzzle.
The Shepherd's Monument has long been linked with the Holy Grail because it is a mirror-image of a painting by the artist Nicholas Poussin.
Its design elements include: use of perspective, no controlling symmetry, mimicking of the paintings of Lorrain and Poussin, and a design which incorporates a route of sequential scenes tied together with a central theme.
He toured Italy with his father and lived in Rome for a while, where he became familiar with the work of famed French landscapists Claude Lorraine and Nicholas Poussin.
France's challenge is completed by Poussin, who split Best Of The Bests and Banks Hill last time and whose trainer Elie Lellouche has already had two major successes at the track.
The challenge from abroad is led by German horse Paolini who was second behind Grandera at Kranji while Poussin and Banks Hill will represent France.
Estimated at just $14,000 to $21,000, the picture sold for $220,000 to London dealers Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox after they had been tipped off by the art expert and Poussin specialist Denis Mahon that it was actually a Poussin.