Exhibition: Poussin and the Dance

This exhibition runs from Sat, 9th Oct 2021 to Sun, 2nd Jan 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

9th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
10th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
11th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
12th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
13th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
14th Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
15th Oct 2021  
(10am - 9pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 9th Oct 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £12

Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance.

Poussin’s paintings of dance are unique. He brings to life the Classical world of gods and mortals with wild and riotous movement but, the chaos on the canvas does not reflect the meticulous and inventive process that allowed him to capture bodies in motion.

In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint.

Poussin’s working methods will be fully revealed with a reconstruction of his wax figurines, which the artist manipulated into different compositions, underscoring his role not only as painter of dance, but as choreographer in his own right.

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