Members' talk and Q&A
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.