Nicolas Poussin, "The Abduction of the Sabine Women", ca. 1633-34

This exhibit examines Nicolas Poussin's The Abduction of the Sabine Women, featuring analyses of and comparisons with other artwork discussing the same subject, as well as other works from the French Baroque period. The exhibit is split into three sections: Narrative Style, which explores how The Abduction's subject matter informs its appearance, Period Style, which focuses upon determining The Abduction's place within its time period, and Video Presentation, which synthesizes the research of the first two sections into a broader look at the work as a whole. These three sections will demonstrate that The Abduction of the Sabine Women is the result of the marriage of a chaotic, multifaceted subject matter and the dramatic, intricate style of craftsmanship of the Baroque period.


Chandler Dean