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Curator's introduction: Poussin and the Dance

Members' talk and Q&A

Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, curator of the new exhibition 'Poussin and the Dance', gives an exclusive introduction to Members
Date
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Audience
Members
Available online only

About

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.

Members are invited to join Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, The Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator (1600-1800), for this exclusive introduction to the exhibition, before it opens to Members the following day.

After the talk Francesca will be able to answer your questions in a live Q&A.

Image: Detail from Nicolas Poussin, 'A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term', 1632-3

Speaker

Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper
Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper is the Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator of Paintings 1600–1800. She has worked on many exhibitions and curated ‘Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life’. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection, New York.
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Curator's introduction: Poussin and the Dance

Members' talk and Q&A

Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, curator of the new exhibition 'Poussin and the Dance', gives an exclusive introduction to Members
Date
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Audience
Members
Available online only

Tickets

Members: £10

This is an online talk, exclusive to Members, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account. 

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