Exhibition on Nicholas Poussin and dance at the National Gallery

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Underground station: Charing Cross

When: from 9 October to 2 January 2022

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Nicholas Poussin is not a painter particularly known for his easy-to-understand paintings. Its  work was considered intellectual, difficult and often cold. The

National Gallery wants to change this perception, presenting this previously unanalysed area of ​​his work in the warm and accessible context it deserves .

He succeeded in his goal of portraying fluid movement, captured the expressiveness of the body. There are many joyful scenes, for example drunks tripping and hopping bodies mingling with other clean and well drawn figures.

The exhibition will exhibit approximately 20 of these paintings alongside the classical antiquities and that inspired him, seen together for the first time. Highlights include his work on painting, paper, and marble..

Poussin’s painting style is associated with the French Baroque art movement, and he painted mainly religious pictures and mythological. His paintings often show religious figures in a dramatic, reflective and emotional state.

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