The abduction of the sabine women, nicolas poussin, 1633-34 ce the abduction of the sabine women by nicolas poussin is an example of baroque artwork, which is characterized by the political and intellectual developments of the renaissance and protestant reformation in europe escalating during the 17th century.
This depiction of the abduction of the sabine women stands in stark contrast to both the rape of the sabine women by giambologna and “the rape of the sabine woman” by barthélemy prieur, which is based on the giambologna piece both depictions present a small, dramatized microcosm of the event in question rather than the entire event.
The rape of the sabine women was an incident in roman mythology in which the men of rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region it has been a frequent subject of artists, particularly during the renaissance and post-renaissance eras. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
The abduction of the sabine women (1635), nicolas poussin, the metropolitan museum of art, new york firstly, in poussin’s work, he uses the foreground to show the actual abduction the scene may look chaotic with bodies in various poses but a closer examination shows that it is actually well-organised.
Romulus oversees the abduction of the sabine women ( public domain ) according to plutarch, romulus’ signal to the men of rome was to be whenever he rose up to gather up his cloak and throw it over his body when this signal was seen, the romans were to fall on the sabine maidens and carry them away.