Parisian Atticism

In the history of art, Parisian Atticism is a movement in French painting from 1640 to 1660, when painters working in Paris elaborated a rigorous neo-classical style, seeking sobriety, luminosity and harmony, and referring to the Greco-Roman world.[1][2] Leading exponents of the style were Eustache Le Sueur, Laurent de La Hyre, and Jacques Stella;[3] other practitioners include Sébastien Bourdon.[4]


  1. ^ Alain Mérot, French Painting in the Seventeenth Century, 1995, ISBN 0300065507, p. 15
  2. ^ Éloge de la clarté : Un courant artistique au temps de Mazarin, 1640-1660 (exhibition catalog), 1998, ISBN 2711837017, introduction by Alain Mérot (not seen)
  3. ^ "Christ at the Column", Harvard Art Museums, [1]
  4. ^ Geraldine E. Fowle, "Two Pendants by Sébastien Bourdon: A Study in Iconography and Style", Boston Museum Bulletin 71:364:75-91 (1973), JSTOR 4171584, p. 75