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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.
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(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
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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.
Le DG de la FISA, Chawki Jirari, precise dans une declaration a Al Bayane, que le secteur avicole connait une crise structurelle liee a la fois a la situation de surproduction, a la forte concurrence qui existent entre les operateurs et aussi a la forte demande sur le poussin aujourd'hui.
With judges testing use of flavour and products as well as plating techniques and workmanship, Fin had only one hour to produce her chosen two courses - Butternut Squash and Cumin Soup to start followed by a main of Piri Piri Roast Poussin with hickory and lemon infused vegetables, poussin and chorizo sigara, veal butter glazed potatoes and Port veal jus.
As well as the beef, pork and chicken - I wasn't offered lamb so I guess it had run out - there was also poussin, gammon, duck and pigeon.
While Mrs Eats went for the poussin - young chicken - and got a whole one at that, she also plumped for the duck, which was swimming in a little too much oil or fat for my liking.
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was a brilliant French Baroque painter whose art was inspired by biblical and mythological scenes.
Frank O'Hara, reviewing a 1954 show with some skepticism, nonetheless had to admire "a flat, laconic elegance and exquisite discrimination of drawing and color." Graham's fascination with Ingres is patent, and one 1944 painting--a triple self-portrait--is inscribed POUSSIN M'INSTRUIT: Poussin teaches me.
Spread the filling evenly over the flesh side, then fold the poussin back over and secure the opening with wooden toothpicks, weaving them in and out.
Weapons, animals, and drapery swirl amongst Poussin's statuesque figures, adding to an overwhelming sense of panic and giving the painting a dramatic sense of movement.
It challenges the established view that Le Brun's output is boring, propagandists, and far removed from the poetic and sophisticated canvases of his acclaimed tutor, the erudite Nicolas Poussin.
Rack & Dollar Chefs will be serving party-goers with slow cooked spicy Creole ham shank with fresh 'slaw and brioche, along with poussin and pig - cajun half poussin with grilled frank, 'slaw and brioche, while the Red Door Bar Team will be keeping the Terrace bar well-stocked for a party.
She cooks up a ginger orange poussin with freshly dug potatoes (her mother's recipe), winter root veg with lamb, and does something tasty with strawberries.