Nicolas Poussin, 1594-1665, was the leading painter of the classical and the French Baroque style. Most of Poussin art were history paintings of religious or mythological subjects with a large landscape element. Themes of tragedy and death were prevalent in Nicolas Poussin paintings. In his early works the landscape usually formed a graceful background for a group of figures. The artist was important in the development of landscape oil painting, was imitated by his contemporaries, and influenced other French artists. The finest collection of Poussin paintings is at the Louvre in Paris. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.