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Philip Johnson's Glass House consumed by Poussin's Burial of Phocion. The painting is usually part of the house's interior furniture arrangement that includes the arrangement of rug, chairs and table that Johnson originally commissioned fro Mies van der Rohe. The painting is set on a stand so that, when seated in a Mies chair, its horizon lines up with the real horizon of the landscape, Here, this connection between painted and real landscape blurs more. Poussin's landscape becomes the exterior setting of the house, extending the original architecture's exploration of connection between interior and exterior.