The Realm of Flora

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) | Painter

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At the centre is the goddess Flora, surrounded in her garden by numerous figures who, according to Ovid, were transformed into flowers after their death. On the far left, Ajax falls on his sword; next to him grows a carnation. Narcissus kneels in front of a jar, admiring his own reflection in the water, while narcissi, the flowers named after him, grow next to it. On the far right are Adonis and Hyacinth, with flowers sprouting from their wounds. Seated in front of them are the lovers Smilax and Crocus.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 719