Nicolas Poussin's Et In Arcadia Ego

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Nicolas Poussin created Et in Arcadia Ego, between 1637 and 1638. He employs many distinct elements and principles in his painting; however a particular few that stand out helps translate his message to his audience. As many of the elements and principles of art are related to each other, the painting has some very prominent and profound principles and elements that correspond creating an interesting piece of art. Poussin’s color palette creates a unity and balance in the painting. While his use of lines draws attention to the focal point and overall message of his painting in a contextual aspect from a historical perspective. Every piece of art, in any form, is made up of the elements of art. In Nicolas Poussin’s Et in Arcadia Ego, one very

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