100 страниц. 2013 год. Painted by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), "The Sacrament of Ordination" is a major milestone of Franco-Italian classicism of the 17th century. The magisterial painting depicts Christ's charge to Saint Peter and offers a profound meditation on nature, faith and the epochal unfolding of sacred history. This lovely book celebrates the work, recently acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum. Jonathan W. Unglaub, esteemed authority on the topic, shows how Poussin ingeniously employed the landscape setting and seemingly incidental figures to imbue the apparently conventional but deceptively meaningful painting with a broad sweep of sacred history. The author also considers the painting in the context of Poussin's two series of the Seven Sacraments and makes the case that the artist redefined the ambitions of narrative painting and landscape, sowing the seeds of pictorial classicism.