Nicolas Poussin was the most influential French painter of the 17th century, and an artist fascinated by dance. Portraying dancing nymphs and satyrs, he drew inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture but evolved a style all his own. He envisioned dramatic—even violent—action with a choreographer’s eye. This exhibition considers Poussin’s dancing pictures through the dual lenses of art history and contemporary dance, establishing a dialogue between the old master’s work and new dance films by LA choreographers.
This exhibition has been organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the National Gallery, London.
It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Generous support from the Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation
Generously sponsored by City National Bank