Skip to main content

Poussin’s paintings of dance are filled with wild, riotous movement, but the chaos on the canvas does not reflect his meticulous and inventive artistic process.

Find out more in our short film with curator Francesca Whitlum-Cooper and artists Andrew Lacey, Siân Lewis and Hetain Patel: 

This is a YouTube video player. Below the video are the title, view time and description. Below that is a carousel of video thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail will load and play that video.

1 video

Slide number: 1
View time: 8:39

Exhibition catalogue

Learn about 'Poussin and the Dance' in the beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue
Buy now

You might also like

Curator's introduction

Poussin and the Dance

Curator Francesca Whitlum-Cooper introduces the exhibition

Dance to the Music of Our Time performance recordings

Watch the performances of 'Dance to the Music of Our Time', a live exhibition presented alongside 'Poussin and the Dance'

Get to know Poussin

Serious, cold, academic. That's often how Poussin is perceived, but look closer and you'll see an artist whose works are joyous, mischievous, and surprisingly fun...

Dance to the Music of Our Time

A conversation with our curator

Priyesh Mistry explains how four contemporary artists have followed in Poussin's footsteps to use dance and movement as a form of storytelling