Details: This poster is of Shepherds in Arcadia (Et in Arcadia ego). It depicts four idealized shepherds from classical antiquity, clustering around an austere tomb.
Nicolas Poussin (15 June 1594 Les Andelys ¿ 19 November 1665 Rome) was a French painter in the classical style. His work predominantly features clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained the dominant inspiration for such classically-oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David and Paul Cezanne. Initially, Poussin's genius was recognized only by small circles of collectors. (In the two decades following his death, a particularly large collection of his works was amassed by Louis XIV.) At the same time, it was recognized that he had contributed a new theme of classical severity to French art. Today, Poussin's paintings at the Louvre reside in a gallery dedicated to him.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.