Rinaldo And Armida – Nicolas Poussin – 1629 is an artwork depicting a sleeping Rinaldo and Armida casting spells on him. Created in 1629 by French Baroque artist Nicolas Poussin, it was commissioned by King Charles I of UK. The oil on canvas artwork has a size of 80x107cm and is located in the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. You can find an oil painting reproduction of this beautiful artwork online.
The painting is based on characters from ‘The Liberation of Jerusalem.’ The story follows the tragic love affair between the Christian knight Rinaldo and Saracen princess Armida. It shows a sleeping Rinaldo being casted with spell against his will by Armida. It symbolizes the struggles between good and evil and how two people can come together despite their differences.
A look at Gran Fandango Y Francachela De Todas Las Calaveras – Jose Guadalupe Posada – reveals another fine example of baroque painting. This artwork was created in 1940 by Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada, as part of a series depicting jokes, fun characters, satirical scenes, and everyday life in Mexico during that time. The unusual art style offers different interpretations about political issues, such as the Mexican Revolution, women’s rights, and social injustice faced by many Mexicans during that time period.