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5. Nicolas Poussin and “The Shepherds of Arcadia”

 

     1. The Shugborough Monument
     2. The Count of St. Germain
     3. Rosicrucianism, the Philosopher’s Stone, and Atlantis
     4. King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Ferro’s Meridian
     5. Nicolas Poussin and “The Shepherds of Arcadia”
     6. Berenger Sauniere and the Mysterious Parchments
     7. David Teniers II and “The Temptation of St. Anthony”
     8. The Solution to the Shugborough Code and St. Anthony’s Cross, Part I
     8. The Solution to the Shugborough Code and St. Anthony’s Cross, Part II
     9. Guercino and Judith Leyster, Part I
     9. Guercino and Judith Leyster, Part II
    10. The Four Paintings that Point to Four Sacred Sites, Part I
    10. The Four Paintings that Point to Four Sacred Sites, Part II
    11. The First Proof that my Solution is Correct!
    12. Using Reversed Imagery to Locate the Cave of Marsyas
    13. The Location of the Holy Grail! Part I
    13. The Location of the Holy Grail! Part II

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was the French painter who made “The Shepherds of Arcadia” in 1638; a painting which was later adapted for the relief sculpture at the Shugborough Monument sometime in 1756.

Nicolas PoussinThe Shepherds of Arcadia, 1638, Poussin

When Nicolas Poussin left for Rome in 1624, he was still considered Painter to Louis XIII of France between 1638 and 1639. Could Louis XIII have been the one who commissioned Poussin to paint this masterpiece in 1638 partly to commemorate the new Prime Meridian? Remember, it was only in 1634 when King Louis XIII established and promulgated the Ferro’s Meridian, and it was 1638 when Poussin finished this painting.

The pointing fingers of the two shepherds that are perpendicular to each otherIf you take a close look at the painting, you will notice that the pointing fingers of the two shepherds are perpendicular to each other; this I believe represent the two perpendicular lines of the Ferro’s Meridian and the Equator.

Remember also that Atlantis lies at the intersection between the Ferro’s Meridian and the Equator. This means that that this painting might have been commissioned to commemorate the discovery of Atlantis as well.

Atlantis lies at the intersection between the Ferro’s Meridian and the Equator.

The perpendicular posturing of the two shepherds’ fingers was a significant change from Poussin’s earlier version of “The Shepherds of Arcadia” in 1629:

Poussin’s first version of “The Shepherds of Arcadia” in 1629Louis XIII's powerful minister Cardinal Richelieu tried to persuade Poussin to return to France. Eventually Poussin reluctantly acceded to this request, journeying to Paris in 1640 from Rome. He was given the title of first Painter to the king, a yearly pension, and lodging in a pavilion of the Tuileries Palace.  

The question that begs answering now is: was Nicolas Poussin a Rosicrucian, and was this painting meant to convey an important Rosicrucian secret as well? 

 

 
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RGM

2010-05-23 11:17:42
 

My book will reveal the "solution". As for Atlantis....I see nothing of any significance that will reveal the ACTUAL solution. Templars/Gnomes of Zurich/Oak Tree/Nova Scotia and quite a number of Biblical (Old Testament) references (particularly Solomon's Temple and the main missing ITEM might help those who are still trying to fathom the real meaning. I would like to see what other comments regarding any of the given hints might come up with. One thing is for sure....Politics and Religion DO mix !

 
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